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.

RED-AND-WHITE CRAKE
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
RUFOUS-SIDED CRAKE
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