French: Râle roux German: Rubinralle Spanish: Polluela rojiza
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Vera Paz, Guatemala
S & E Mexico (Guerrero and Tamaulipas) S to Honduras, N Nicaragua and NW Costa Rica (N Guanacaste).
14–16·5 cm; 42–49 (45) g. Sexes alike, but female richer, more chestnut, from lower back to uppertail-coverts; averages slightly smaller, especially in... read more
Explosive descending trill similar to that of L. albigularis, typically preceded by quiet... read more
Marshes, including brushy edges; also flooded fields, wet meadows and roadside ditches; pastures... read more
Food and feeding
No information available.
Honduras, Jul–Sept; Nicaragua, Jul. Nest a rather tightly woven ball of dry grass stems, reeds and leaves, lined with finer grass,... read more
Considered resident throughout most of normal range but possibly only a visitor to NW Costa Rica.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Difficult to observe; current status unclear, but in 1970s species was regarded as fairly common in some areas, possibly the most... read more
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