Birds of Colombia

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)  
Genus: Rallus (3 species, 14 worldwide)


Ecuadorian Rail
Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus aequatorialis aequatorialis)
Otavalo, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Johanne Charbonneau   © All Rights Reserved.

Formerly considered a race of the Virginia Rail.

Mangrove Rail
Mangrove Rail (Rallus longirostris crassirostris)
Brazil  
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

Formerly considered a race of the Clapper Rail. As seen from the latin name, note longer bill.

Bogota Rail
Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus semiplumbeus) Endangered ENDEMIC
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
   

Looks a bit like the Europen Water Rail. Found only in the Bogota plateau up to the paramo, and Endangered because of too many people.


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