• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Red-and-white Crake - BirdForum Opus

Revision as of 00:41, 19 October 2018 by Deliatodd-18346 (talk | contribs) (All sections now started. References updated. Incomplete gone)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Ribeirão Grande, SP, Brasil, July, 2018
Laterallus leucopyrrhus


14–16cm (5½-6¼ in)

  • Chestnut head, nape and upper back
  • White underparts
  • Black and white barred flanks

Sexes similar


Photo © by COLOMBIA Birding
Intervales, Brazil, October 2013

South America: found in marshes of south-eastern Brazil to Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Lowland marshes in dense tussocky areas.



Not well recorded. They appear to eat arthropods and insects, which they forage for on the ground in leaf litter.


They are a monogamous species. They adults construct a round nest from grass; it has a side entrance.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

Recommended Citation

External Links