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Russet-naped Wood-Rail Aramides albiventris




Pushes aside fallen leaves and digs in soft mud with bill. Rarely follows army ants (Eciton sp.) for insects. They feed mainly on ground, sometimes in bushes.

Social and interspecific behavior

They are partially nocturnal, and rest on elevated perches. Usually solitary, but may be in pairs or small groups. When alarmed, runs rapidly away, rarely flying. They are arboreal. Usually furtive, suspicious and difficult to see, but is often detected when singing.

Recommended Citation

Russet-naped Wood-Rail (Aramides albiventris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: