Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Alexander V. Kumar


Geographic Variation

No subspecies are recognized. Dickerman (1968) demonstrated that recognition of two subspecies, northern tamaulipensis and widespread ruber, was in error; earlier authors had mistaken minor sexual dimorphism in plumage for geographic variation.

Related Species

Little information.

Recommended Citation

Kumar, A. V. (2010). Ruddy Crake (Laterallus ruber), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.