Birds of Colombia

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae (Rails, Crakes & Coots)  
Genus: Pardirallus (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Spotted Rail
Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus insolitus)
Finca Las Trancas, Liberia, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Blackish Rail
Blackish Rail (Pardirallus nigricans caucae)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Secretive in tall grass, and generally only heard. May leave grass at dusk or dawn.
Two birds interacting.

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