French: Râle à cou roux German: Braunkappenralle Spanish: Cotara cuellirrufa
28–30 cm; male 262–327 g, unsexed mean 275 g. Sexes alike. Only slightly larger than A. mangle, like which has underwing-coverts black, barred white or... read more
Incisive, loud “pik-pik-pik” or “pyok-pyok-pyok”, also described as a yelp... read more
Mangrove swamps, coastal marshes, lagoons and mudflats, and swamp forest; in South America, also... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly crabs. Most active at dawn and dusk; seldom leaves dense cover but immatures venture onto open mudflats to catch crabs.
Trinidad, Jul, Oct; Peru, Feb (unconfirmed); Ecuador, Feb. Nest a bowl or platform of small twigs, lined weed stems and dead and green... read more
Presumably sedentary. However, record in New Mexico, USA, July 2013, attributed to vagrancy, while... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Although common in a few isolated localities, generally seems to be uncommon to rare throughout range.
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