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Laterallus xenopterus



  • Yellow-pink to orange-red head and neck
  • Dark brown back and long tail
  • Wings
    • Dark brown
    • Leading edge: barred blackish-brown and white
  • White underparts
  • Barred black and white belly
  • Blue-grey stout bill, legs and feet
  • Red iris

Sexes similar


South America: found in south-eastern Paraguay, Bolivia (Beni) and adjacent south-eastern Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Marshes; seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.



  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. ArKive

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