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Aramides calopterus


31-33 cm. A rather dark Wood Rail.

  • Grey of head and neck extends to belly
  • Maroon-chestnut ear-coverts, sides of neck and median and greater upperwing-coverts
  • Black underwing-coverts with white bars

Sexes similar. Immatures like adults but with blackish bill, legs and feet. Juvenile undescribed.


Eastern Ecuador, northeast and east-central Peru and western Brazil.
A poorly known species, rarely observerd.


This is a monotypic species.


Moist seasonally flooded lowland forests and forest around rivers and creeks


No information about diet or breeding available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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