Order: Gruiformes | Family: Rallidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Digital Painting of Adult bird | Sex: Unknown
Status: The Red-winged wood-Rail is apparently local and known from scattered locations in Peru. They favor swampy areas in Terra Firme forest including Mauritia flexuosa (Moriche) swamps. It also occurs in Ec and Br.
Name in Spanish: Rascón-Montés de Ala Rojiza.
Sub-species: Red-winged Wood-Rail (Aramides calopterus) Sclater,PL & Salvin, 1878.
Meaning of Name: Aramides: Gr. Aramos= a type of heron mentioned by Hesinquio (Greek mythology), and öides= similar. calopterus: Gr. calopterum, Kalos= beautiful and pteros= wing.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.