French: Râle de Colombie German: Kolumbiensumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela colombiana
Palomino, Santa Marta, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. ripleyi
Wetmore, 1967 – C Panama and NW Colombia (Chocó).
N. c. colombiana
Bangs, 1898 – N & W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
18–20 cm. Sexes alike; underwing-coverts are white. Allopatric N. erythrops differs in having flanks to undertail-coverts barred blackish and white, underwing-... read more
Natural voice unknown. Only recording is of rasping sounds given by a hand-held immature which had... read more
Marshes, swamps, wet savannas, wet grass, pastures, and overgrown forest edges; not restricted to... read more
Food and feeding
No information; presumably similar to N. erythrops.
Colombia, male in breeding condition Jan, 3 birds near breeding condition Dec–Jan; in Panama, an apparently non-flying juvenile... read more
Regarded as sedentary. Three birds, all near breeding condition, flew into lighted windows in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Very little information available on status and distribution. Nominate subspecies regarded as rare ... read more
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