White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis)

Order: Gruiformes | Family: Rallidae | IUCN Status: Least Concernash-throated_crake
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Venezuela

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

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The White-throated Crake has a rufous head, neck, and breast with a whitish throat and a variable amount of whitish down the neck. The upperparts are rufous-brown. The legs are brownish. The flanks and vent are black banded with white.  It favors wet grass along oxbow lakes and slow-moving arms of rivers. It resembles the Rufous-sided Crake, but these two crakes occur on opposite sides of the Andes.

Status: The White-throated Crake is considered a vagrant species in Peru. It is known from a single documented record in Tumbes, northwest Peru.

Name in Spanish: Gallineta de Garganta Blanca.

Sub-species: White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis albigularis), Lawrence, 1861.

Meaning of Name: Laterallus L. lateralis, latus= side, with the sides and rallus=specific name for genus Rallus. albigularis: L. albus= white and gula: throat, gularis= throated.

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