Birds of Colombia

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


Ecuadorian Rail
Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus aequatorialis)
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by George Cruz (San Jorge Eco-Lodges)   © 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) ENDEMIC
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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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