Family Rails, Gallinules, Coots (Rallidae)

Vulnerable

Rusty-flanked Crake (Laterallus levraudi)


Taxonomy

French: Râle de Levraud German: Venezuelaralle Spanish: Polluela venezolana
Taxonomy:

Porzana levraudi

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1869,

Caracas, Venezuela

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Venezuela N of R Orinoco. Specimen from NE Brazil (Paraíba) is a subadult of L. exilis.

Descriptive notes

14–16·5 cm. Upperwing-coverts variably spotted with rufous in some birds. Sexes alike. Closely resembles allopatric Porzana fasciata and Rufirallus... read more

Voice

Song is an abrupt, loose churring, very similar to its close relatives, e.g. Rufous-sided Crake... read more

Habitat

Inhabits swamps, marshes, lakesides, lagoons and flooded pastures in lowlands from 20 m up to 600 m.

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Confined to NW Venezuela, where it has been recorded from E Zulia, Barinas, Portuguesa, Falcón, Lara, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Distrito Federal and... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B., Sharpe, C.J. & Boesman, P. (2020). Rusty-flanked Crake (Laterallus levraudi). 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/53598 on 19 January 2020).