Birds of Colombia

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes & Coots)  
Genus: Rallus (3 species, 14 worldwide)

Ecuadorian Rail
Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus aequatorialis)
Photograph by George Cruz (San Jorge Eco-Lodges)   © All Rights Reserved.

Formerly considered a race of the Virginia Rail.

Mangrove Rail
Mangrove Rail (Rallus longirostris crassirostris)
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

Formerly considered a race of the Clapper Rail. As seen from the latin name, note longer bill.

Bogota Rail
Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus semiplumbeus) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Looks a bit like the European Water Rail. Found only in the Bogota plateau up to the paramo, and endangered because of too many people.

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