Birds of Peru

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)  
Genus: Laterallus (6 species, 11 worldwide)


White-throated Crake
White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis cerdaleus)
Laguna Tabacal, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  This subspecies has less white on throat than other subspecies.
   

Common in its range, and usually in tall grass and usually near water. But sometimes found in unexpected places.

Grey-breasted Crake
Grey-breasted Crake (Laterallus exilis)
Dourado, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info


Black-banded Crake
Black-banded Crake (Laterallus fasciatus)
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tony Dawe   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous with brown wings and wide black bands on belly. Lowlands with some records in foothills.

Black Rail
Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis coturniculus) Near Threatened
California, United States
  A song-bird sized rail almost never seen, and more active at night.
   
Photograph by Julio Mulero     Copyright and usage info

A song bird sized rail, almost never seen, and more active at dusk and at night.

Rufous-sided Crake
Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius melanophaius)
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  Note contrasting flank and head colors compared to Red-and-white Crake, and brownish olive legs. White-throated Crake is missing red flanks.
   
Photograph by Cláudio D. Timm     Copyright and usage info

A typical crake with a typical slurred rattle song. About half the size of a gallinule or coot.

Russet-crowned Crake
Russet-crowned Crake (Laterallus viridis viridis)
Recanto Velhos Amigos, Cuiabá, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.



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