Rufous-necked Wood-rail

Rufous-necked Wood-rail

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.

Common Name: Rufous-necked Wood-rail
Scientific Name: Aramides axillaris
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