Uniform Crake (Amaurolimnas concolor)

Order: Gruiformes | Family: Rallidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Parana, Brasil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brasil

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Age: Adult| Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica


Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.3 in). The Uniform Crake is dark-brown with red legs and yellowish bill. The underparts are richer brown. The uniform brown coloration is only likely to be confused with Chestnut-headed Crake and Black-banded Crake. In good light, the uniform crake is not likely to be confused with any other crake.

Status: The Uniform Crake appears local where seems fairly common. However, it is generally rare and apparently absent in other areas. It is known to range up to 1,200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gallineta Unicolor.

Sub-species: Uniform Crake (Amaurolimnas concolor castaneus) Pucheran, 1851.

Meaning of Name: Amaurolimnas: Gr. Amaurus= dark brown and limnas, limne= marsh, swamp. concolor: L. concolor= with a single color, colored uniform, smooth.

See more of the Family Rallidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.