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Grey necked wood rail

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Gruiformes
Genus  Aramides
Higher classification  Aramides
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Rallidae
Scientific name  Aramides cajaneus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Aramides, Bird, Slaty‑breasted wood rail, Rallidae, Rufous‑necked wood rail

Aramides cajaneus rallidae grey necked wood rail

The grey-necked wood rail or grey-cowled wood rail (Aramides cajaneus) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It lives primarily in forests and mangroves of Central and South America.


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The grey-necked wood rail measures 38 cm (15 in) long and weighs 460 g (16 oz). The upperparts are olive green to dark brown. The head and neck are medium-grey, blending into a brown patch at the back of the head. The eyes are red. The chest and flanks are rufous. The belly, rump and tail are black. Legs are coral-red. Males and females are similar. Immatures are similar to adults but belly sooty-black, flecked with buff. The similar but smaller rufous-necked wood rail (Aramides axillaris) has a reddish head and neck with a grey upper. The rufous-naped wood rail was considered a previously considered a subspecies.


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The grey-necked wood rail has a loud, repetitive cackling call mainly heard at dawn and dusk: pop-tiyi pop-tiyi co-co-co-co-co or chitico chitico cao-cao-cao.


  • A. c. latens Bangs & Penard, 1918 — on San Miguel and Viveros (Pearl Islands, Panama)
  • A. c. morrisoni Wetmore, 1946 — on San José and Pedro González (Pearl Is, Panama)
  • A. c. cajaneus(Müller, 1776) — from Costa Rica to Colombia, east through Venezuela and Trinidad to Brazil, and south to Northern Argentina and Uruguay
  • A. c. avicenniae Stotz, 1992 — coastal se Brazil
  • Distribution and habitat

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    It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and swamps.

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