|Giant Wood-rail Aramides
Grande do Sul, Brazil
The Giant Wood-rail is distributed in central and south-east Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina. It is found in marshes, pastures near water and in gallery forest and is the most likely of its genus to be seen out in the open.
|It has olive upperparts, a
chestnut hind neck and a black tail. The face and foreneck are
pale bluish grey and the flanks and upper breast are a delicate
browny pink. Legs and iris are reddish-pink while the bill moves
from pale orange at the base through apple green to greyish
yellow at the tip.
It has a very loud voice and you can hear in Jeremy Minns' recording.
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