Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Giant Wood-Rail - Historic records

Order: - Family: Rallidae

05-09-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
30-08-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
30-08-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
30-08-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
30-08-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
30-08-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
29-02-20 © Javier Guillermo González
12-01-20 © Guillermo Costa

Behind the fulvous whistling-duck

26-11-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
24-09-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
01-06-19 © Javier Guillermo González
20-05-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
11-05-19 © Sergio Cusano
04-05-19 © Javier Guillermo González
09-03-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian

The Giant Rail is a rallid which is a poor swimmer. It is more terrestrial and is not associated to water like some other rallids such as gallinules, crakes and coots. Rallids' body is laterally compressed and have a very flexible skeleton to slip through vegetation unheard.

26-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
07-01-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
27-09-18 © Héctor Horacio García
20-09-18 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Total: 70

Parental care

01-12-16 © Cora Rimoldi

An adulto with two chicks. One is seen only at the very beginning

Adults and chicks

01-12-16 © Cora Rimoldi

While the adult was with the chick a black-crowned night-heron appeared. I feared for the chick knowing the predatory habit of the heron. Everything is ok. Moreover when the adult walks away and the chick stays practically face to face with the heron. The chick went aroun the heron and managed to reach safety

Total: 2