Birds of Colombia

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

View image by George Cruz (San Jorge Eco-Lodges) on
Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus aequatorialis)

Formerly considered a race of the Virginia Rail.

Mangrove Rail
Mangrove Rail (Rallus longirostris longirostris)
French Guiana  
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © 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  

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Guyana       Peru       Nicaragua       Venezuela
Really Experimental sites:       Brazil       Bolivia       Cuba