Birds of Colombia

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

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

Common in its range, and usually in tall grass 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

Black-banded Crake
Black-banded Crake (Laterallus fasciatus)
Photograph by Tony Dawe   © All Rights Reserved.

{Rufous} with brown wings and wide black bands on belly. Lowlands with some records in foothills. Prefers dense flooded grasslands (Beckers).

Rufous-sided Crake
Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius melanophaius)
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  Note contrasting flank and head colors compared to [Red-and-white Crake], and brownish olive legs. [White-throated Crake] is missing red flanks.
Photograph by Cláudio D. Timm     Copyright and usage info

A typical crake with a typical slurred rattle song. About half the size of a gallinule or coot.

Russet-crowned Crake
Russet-crowned Crake (Laterallus viridis viridis)
Recanto Velhos Amigos, Cuiabá, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

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