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Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail Aramides saracura

  • © Nigel Voaden

The Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail is a shy and little-known inhabitant of forest and freshwater marshes in southern Brazil and northern Argentina.  Slaty-breasted Wood-Rails have grey on the head and neck that extends to the bird's belly and chestnut underwing coverts, with a greenish blue bill and yellow-brown legs.  A rarely seen bird, little is known about the rail's breeding or foraging behavior.  A nest found 2 m above the ground in thick brush in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil represents the only nest known nest of the Slaty-breasted Wood-Rails.

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© Bret Whitney

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

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