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Rufous-necked Wood-Rail Aramides axillaris

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Emma Boyer

Priorities for Future Research

With so little know about even the distribution and abundance of Rufous-necked Wood-Rail, it is obvious that research efforts should be directed towards gathering an assessment of the species status across its entire range, with a particular focus on the possibility that it may be an elevational migrant in at least parts of its range. Because its populations often are local and disjunst, this species may be especially vulnerable, and understanding more about its life history, ecology, and physiology would allow for better efforts to protect this little studied species. Luther and Greenberg (2009) emphasize the vulnerability of mangroves and their obligate inhabitants (noting Rufous-necked Wood-Rail as one such example) and the need for better understanding through research in order to develop an informed conservation approach.

Recommended Citation

Boyer, E. (2014). Rufous-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides axillaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.