Birds of Brazil

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes & Coots)  
Genus: Pardirallus (3 species, 3 worldwide)

Spotted Rail
Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus insolitus)
Finca Las Trancas, Liberia, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Blackish Rail
Blackish Rail (Pardirallus nigricans caucae)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Secretive in tall grass, and generally only heard. May leave grass at dusk or dawn.
Two birds interacting.

Plumbeous Rail
Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus simonsi)
Mejia Wetlands, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Brown immature.

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Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba