The Yellow-breasted Crake (Porzana flaviventer) ranges from south Mexico and West Indies to North Argentina and east Brazil. Inhabits grassy marshes or along pond and lake margins where vegetation grows out into water. Its size is of 13 cm (5 inches) in height and 25 g in weight.
Black crown, and above brown, with fine white streaks. Below mostly white, tinged with buffy-yellow on sides of head and neck. Bill dark greenish and legs yellowish. Feeds on small insects, snails, seeds, and vegetations.