French: Marouette maillée German: Fleckensumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela overa
Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sometimes placed in genus Laterallus. Monotypic.
14–15 cm. Small dark crake, with blackish streaks (feather centres) on dark olive brown upperparts; white markings on upperparts confined to upperwing-coverts and... read more
Voice unknown until recently. Song is a high note followed by a lower-pitched rattle "kee-... read more
Freshwater and brackish wetlands, including tidal and temporary marshes, swamps, wet marshy meadows... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded as feeding on insects, seeds and marsh weeds. No information on feeding habits.
Only recorded nest was found near Buenos Aires, but no further details were given. In addition, a juvenile was seen with an adult at Punta... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. In Argentina, recorded from at least 8 provinces, with doubtful records from 2 more: the single records from La Rioja and Río Negro possibly refer to L... read more
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