French: Râle blanc et roux German: Weißbrustralle Spanish: Polluela rojiblanca
Paraguay and SE Brazil to NE Argentina (S to Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
14–16cm; 1 female 46·5 g, 10 unsexed 34–52 (45)g. Distinctively patterned crake: pure white throat and centre of breast sharply demarcated from adjacent... read more
Utters a prolonged throaty chatter; contact call is a low squeak or whistle.
Open marshy areas in lowlands. Inhabits dense tussocky or matted grasses (sometimes heavily grazed... read more
Food and feeding
Forages by searching ground and occasionally prodding dead leaves or twigs. Captive birds ate earthworms, insects and millet seed.
Argentina, Oct. Monogamous. Nest spherical with side entrance, made of grasses; one aviary nest was large pile of wet leaves, 18 cm deep... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No recent information. Formerly regarded as locally common in Argentina and Paraguay but rare in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Kept in... read more
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