Birds of Colombia

Very Timid Species The Crakes and Rails
Especies Muy Timidas, Las polluelas y rascones

ORDER: GRUIFoRMES

FAMILY: RALLIDAE

Very timid and difficult to observe. Inhabit deep in the wet forests where they are found in groups. Eat seed, fruit, and insects from the ground and water. Can be found anywhere as they are extremely mobile and are vocally quiet.

Especies muy tímidas y dificiles de encontrar y observar. Viven dentro de los bosques donde habitan en grupos o solitarias. Se mueven rapidamente y no hacen mucho ruido con su canto. 

Purple Gallinule

Name in Spanish: Polla Azul

Size/Tamaño: 13 in | 32 cm
Location: All Colombia except mountains and Guajira
Altura: < 2600 m
Status: 

Photos by: ©Luis A. Materón 

Purple Gallinule, Polla Azul

Porphyrio martinica

MALE ♂︎ 

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Porphyrio martinicus

Porphyrio martinica

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Grey-necked wood-rail,
Grey-COWLED WOOd-RAIL 

Name in Spanish: Chilacoa Colinegra

Size/Tamaño: 13-14 in | 36-38 cm 
Location: Gorgona Island, All Colombia except mountains and Guajira. Lives in humid forest, and streams 
Altura: < 2000 m
Status:

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Grey-necked wood rail - Chilacoa cojinegra

Aramides cajaneus

MALE ♂︎ 

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Grey-necked wood rail - Chilacoa cojinegra

Aramides cajaneus

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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Coturnicops notatus Polluela Moteada Speckled Rail
Micropygia schomburgkii Polluela Ocelada Ocellated Crake
Rallus longirostris Rascón Manglero Mangrove Rail
Rallus limicola Rascón de Nariño Virginia Rail
Rallus semiplumbeus Rascón Bogotano Bogota Rail
Aramides wolfi Chilacoa Parda Brown Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus Chilacoa Colinegra Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides axillaris Chilacoa Costera Rufous-necked Wood-Rail
Amaurolimnas concolor Polluela Rufa Uniform Crake
Anurolimnas castaneiceps Polluela Colorada Chestnut-headed Crake
Anurolimnas viridis Polluela Cabecirrufa Russet-crowned Crake
Anurolimnas fasciatus Polluela Barrada Black-banded Crake
Laterallus melanophaius Polluela Pechiblanca Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus albigularis Polluela Gorgiblanca White-throated Crake
Laterallus exilis Polluela Bicolor Gray-breasted Crake
Laterallus jamaicensis Polluela Negra Black Rail
Porzana flaviventer Polluela de Antifaz Yellow-breasted Crake
Porzana albicollis Polluela Cienaguera Ash-throated Crake
Porzana carolina Polluela Norteña Sora
Neocrex colombiana Polluela Pizarra Colombian Crake
Neocrex erythrops Polluela Piquirroja Paint-billed Crake
Pardirallus maculatus Rascón Overo Spotted Rail
Pardirallus nigricans Rascón Negruzco Blackish Rail
Gallinula galeata Polla Gris Common Gallinule
Gallinula melanops Polla Sabanera Spot-flanked Gallinule
Porphyrio flavirostris Polla Llanera Azure Gallinule
Fulica caribaea Focha Caribeña Caribbean Coot
Fulica americana Focha Americana American Coot
Fulica ardesiaca Focha Andina Slate-colored Coot