Ash-throated Crake Porzana albicollis
Brazilian name: sanã-carijó
Ash-throated Crake, REGUA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image REGUA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 2006

The Ash-throated Crake is distributed in South America to the south and north of the Amazon Basin. It is found in marshes swamps and grassland but is possibly less of a marsh bird than other rails.

It has a dull greenish bill  and red eyes. Upperparts are brown with black streaks. The head and underparts are greyish with the throat being particularly pale. The undertail coverts are barred black.

There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .

The following recording by Jeremy Minns is a duet with the male joined by the higher pitched and quicker notes of the female.

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