Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Vulnerable

Brown Wood-rail (Aramides wolfi)


Taxonomy

French: Râle de Wolf German: Esmeraldasralle Spanish: Cotara morena
Taxonomy:

Aramides wolfi

Berlepsch and Taczanowski

, 1884,

Chimbo, Ecuador

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Patchily from W Colombia to SW Ecuador.

Descriptive notes

33–36 cm. Sexes alike. Relatively large wood-rail, mainly brightish to darkish brown above and below, with ashy grey head and nape, and bare yellow patch on forehead;... read more

Voice

Frequently repeated “kui-co-mui”, apparently much like call of A. cajaneus. read more

Habitat

Forest, secondary growth, forested rivers and mangroves; also riverine marsh and swampy woodland.... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

Nests found in Feb–Apr in NW Ecuador (n = 16) were relatively bulky open cups placed atop stumps of fallen trees, at the... read more

Movements

None recorded. Home range size of an adult radio-tracked in W Ecuador was 13∙5 ha.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. A very poorly known species which has a restricted range and appears to have become extremely rare, at least in Ecuador, owing to extensive destruction of its... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B., Garcia, E.F.J., Kirwan, G.M. & de Juana, E. (2019). Brown Wood-rail (Aramides wolfi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/53640 on 11 December 2019).