French: Râle kiolo German: Indioralle Spanish: Polluela coronirrufa
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
R. v. brunnescens
(Todd, 1932) – NC Colombia (lower Cauca Valley E to middle Magdalena Valley).
R. v. viridis
(Statius Müller, 1776) – E Colombia, S Venezuela, through the Guianas and Brazil, SW to SE Ecuador (Zumba)#R, E Peru, N & E Bolivia#R and E Paraguay#R.
16–18 cm; male 55–63 g, female 69–73 g. Smallest Anurolimnas, with relatively long tail. Sexes alike. Distinguished from R. castaneiceps... read more
Loose, churring rattle, similar to calls of Laterallus melanophaius and L. albigularis... read more
Dense thickets of secondary growth saplings at forest edge, thickly overgrown wasteland, damp... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Insects, including ants, and grass seeds. Forages within cover.
Breeds Jan–Jun. Nest a ball of dead grass with a side entrance, sometimes with a ladder-like entrance ramp, hidden c. 1m up in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Seldom seen because of skulking habits, but calls frequently; race viridis is thought to be common over much of its... read more
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