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