Slaty-breasted Wood-rail Aramides saracura
(aka Saracura Wood-rail)

Brazilian name: saracura-do-mato
Slaty-breasted Wood-rail, Paraná, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Brazil

The Slaty-breasted Wood-rail is a bird of south-east Brazil and neighbouring parts of Paraguay and Argentina.

It is found in forest and woods preferring marshy and boggy areas and is generally difficult to see.

Slaty-breasted Wood-rail, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image It is distinguished from other Aramides wood-rails in the region by the grey on its belly as well as its head and neck. Note also its greenish bill.

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.

Slaty-breasted Wood-rail, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image

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