The Rufous-necked Wood-rail (Aramides axillaris) resides from central Mexico to Ecuador. This little know bird lives in mangroves and swamp forest. Its measures are 28 cm (11 inches) in height and 275 g in weight.
Its head, neck, and breast are rufous. Belly sooty-gray, and throat white. Back and wing-coverts dull olive-green, contrasting with a triangular gray patch on upper back. Remiges mostly rufous, and rump, tail and crissum are blackish. Bill greenish-yellow, and legs colar-red. Eats mainly crabs.