Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus)

…a secretive species of rail (Ralllidae) that is known to occur in Central and South America, ranging from southern Mexico all the way south to Argentina. Grey-necked wood rails will typically inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. Like other rail species, grey-necked wood rails spend most of their time in the cover of dense vegetation, feeding on a range of small vertebrates. 


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Image: Hans Hillewaert