Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg

Diet and Foraging


Very little information. Presumably primarily insectivorous; stomach contents from a few specimens from Suriname included spiders and insects: Coleoptera (Curculionidae) and Hemiptera Homoptera (Haverschmidt 1968). Also easts some seeds and leaves (Taylor 1998).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2012). Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.