Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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

Rufous-sided Crake - Laterallus melanophaius

Order: Gruiformes - Family: Rallidae Habitat: Ponds and marshes
All records since January 2014
Sounds
© Carlos Ferrari
Adult
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© Silvia Loiacono
Flanks barred black and white. Neck, breast sides and undertail coverts, cinnamon. Brown back. White underparts. Cark bill with green base. Brownish legs. Dark iris
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© Carlos González Ledo
Breeding
Chicks
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© J. Simón Tagtachian
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© J. Simón Tagtachian
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© RAP
Burrtio común/Rufous-sided Crake© Alfredo Sabaliauskas
Difference with Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius
Burritos/Crakes© Silvia Loiacono
Seen this afternopn (Saturday 30th) behind the restroom area at Brasil Access. It was spotted by Hugo Aguilar and together with Rufous-sided Crakes. On the left, Rufous-sided Crake, Laterallus melanophaius and on the right the Red-and-white one. The Red-and-white Crake is dorsally more reddish. Both legs and undertail coverts differ in colour.
Diet
© Cora Rimoldi Very secretive though its voice announces its presence. It moves among dense vegetation. Feeds on insects which pecks from the surface.
More phtographic records since January 2013