Bogota Rail Rallus semiplumbeus



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Bogota Rail
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Marshes: This type of wetland in Bogota´s sabana have been considerably reduced and many have become eutrophic with a high density of floating vegetation. These habitats are fringed by dense, tall reeds, bulrushes and vegetation-rich shallows (F. G. Stiles in litt. 1999 Iucnredlist ). Species like Typha angustifolia and Scirpus calnifornicus are predominant in the area. Despite its deteriorating state, it is a refuge for a great variety of birds due to its high productivity . It also receives migratory birds coming from North Smerica from August to April (Asociación Bogotana de Ornitología, Aves de la sabana de Bogotá, 2000).

Paramo: The Bogota rail has been reported to be in the Chingaza National Park, which has abundant in water bodies in its very conserved environment. Unfortunately, these populations of the birds have not been regularly studied. They t may be related to similar species of aquatic vegetation present in marches, given the reeds and bulrushes located in the area (, 31 julio, 2012).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: