Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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

Secretive Crakes

These two crakes share the same environment and theri habits are similar though the Rufous-sided Crake tends to expose more than the Red-and-white Crake. Aspect and size are similar, that's why they seem to be the same thing. Nevertheless we will see there are some other clues which resolve the identification.

Laterallus leucopyrrhus
Burrito colorado/Red-and-white Crake© Silvia Vitale
Two-coloured: red and white
Reddish legs
White undertail coverts
Bill with yellow base
Red iris
Laterallus melanophaius
Burrito común/Rufous-sided Crake© Carlos González Ledo
Three-coloured: whitish, cinnamon and brown
Brownish legs
Subcaudal canela
Cinnamon undertail coverts
Dark iris