Uniform Crake Amaurolimnas concolor


Despite its comparatively wide, albeit apparently highly disjunct, range, the Uniform Crake is a rather rarely seen bird in most regions. Unlike many crakes, it is often found some distance from water, including in dense second growth abutting dry forest, although it is largely confined to lowland areas below 1000 m and is also habitually found along forested streams and other well-vegetated wet habitats. The bird’s plumage is predominantly dull rufous, becoming marginally darker and duller over the back and wings, with a relatively short, dull yellowish-green bill, and pinkish-red legs and feet. In appearance, it is most like Russet-crowned Crake (Anuorlimnas viridis) and Chestnut-headed Crake (Anurolimnas castaneiceps), although geographically this species only overlaps significantly with the first-named. Furthermore, its loud calls are similar those of some wood-rails, and these are often the sole indication of the species’ presence, like so many Rallidae. There are few breeding data, although the nest is apparently a loose cup-like structure.

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Recommended Citation

Uniform Crake (Amaurolimnas concolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/unicra1