French: Râle ypécaha German: Ypecaharalle Spanish: Cotara ipacaá
EC & SE Brazil, E Bolivia#R, Paraguay, NE Argentina and Uruguay.
41–45 (possibly up to 53) cm; two females 640–765 g. Sexes alike; female slightly smaller. Largest Aramides; handsome bird, with pale bluish grey face... read more
Calls during day and also in evening, when birds congregate in selected spots and set up an... read more
Open marshes, lightly wooded swampy areas, fields and pastures near water and cover, and gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available. Recorded taking a snake. Recorded digging the soil with the beak while foraging. In captivity, eats insect... read more
Nest of grasses and weed stems, c. 30 cm in diameter, built 1+ m above water, in shrub or broken-down vegetation. Eggs 4–5; chicks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly common to abundant in much of its range; in 1980s was common in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where it is a frequent victim of... read more
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