The Spotted Rail (Pardirallus maculatus) lives from central Mexico and West Indies to northwest Peru, north Argentina, and south Brazil. Frequents tall grass, rushes or thickets in freshwater marshes. This bird is 25 cm (10 inches) heights and 190 g weights.
Head and neck lack, speckled with white. Mantle brown and black with white spots. Below barred with black and white. Legs carmine-red. Bill greenish-yellow with red spot at base. Eats adults and larval insects, earthworms and other invertebrates.