The Gray-necked wood-rail (Aramides cajaneus) is found from central Mexico to Argentina. It forages singly over wet ground of streamsides, swamps, mangroves, wet second growth, or forest edged, and in plantations, dooryards, shaded areas and thickets. Adults are 38 cm (15 inches) in height and 460 g in weight.
Head and neck gray, washed with dark brown on hindcrown and nape. Throat white, and mantle brownish-olive. Breast and sides cinnamon-rufous. Bill greenish-yellow, and legs colar-red. Feeds on frogs, seeds, berries, palm fruits, and small invertebrates.