Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Least Concern

Red-winged Wood-rail (Aramides calopterus)


Taxonomy

French: Râle à ailes rouges German: Rotflügelralle Spanish: Cotara alirrufa
Taxonomy:

Aramides calopterus

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1878,

Sarayacu, Ecuador

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Ecuador, NE & CE Peru (Loreto, Ucayali) and W Brazil (upper R Juruá and R Urucu, in SW Amazonas).

Descriptive notes

31–33 cm. Sexes alike. Rather dark; separated from all congeners except A. saracura in grey of head and neck extending to belly; maroon-chestnut ear-coverts,... read more

Voice

Not described.

Habitat

Seasonally flooded igapó forest, forest in the vicinity of streams and creeks.

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

Unknown.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very rarely observed; status unknown over most of range, but described as rare in Amazonas earlier this century and uncommon on upper... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Red-winged Wood-rail (Aramides calopterus). 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/53643 on 30 March 2020).