Birds of Colombia

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)  
Genus: Laterallus (5 species, 11 worldwide)

White-throated Crake
White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis cerdaleus)
Laguna Tabacal, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  Less white on throat than other subspecies.

Common in its range, and usually in tall gress and usually near water. But sometimes found in unexpected places.

Grey-breasted Crake
Grey-breasted Crake (Laterallus exilis)
Dourado, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil  
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

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Black-banded Crake (Laterallus fasciatus)

Rufous-sided Crake
Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius)
Finca Porvenír, Meta, Colombia  

A typical crake with a typical slurred rattle song. About half the size of a gallinule or coot. Similar to White-throated Crake but note red flanks.

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Russet-crowned Crake (Laterallus viridis)

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