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Brown Wood Rail - BirdForum Opus

Aramides wolfi


33-36 cm

  • Grey head
  • White throat
  • Rufous neck, back and underparts
  • Olive brown upperparts
  • Black rump, tail and vent
  • Red iris and legs
  • Green bill
  • Yellow frontal shield

Similar Species

Similar to Gray-cowled Wood Rail but with brown mantle.


Local in western Colombia to south-western Ecuador and extreme northern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland swamp-like woodlands, mangroves, river edges to 1,300m.


Little known, this is a quite secretive bird.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

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