Rufous-naped Wood Rail

Information about the Bird Rufous-naped Wood Rail

The rufous-naped wood rail or russet-naped wood rail (Aramides albiventris) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It lives primarily in forests and mangroves of Central America.

The rufous-naped wood rail measures 38cm (15in) long and weighs 460g (16oz). 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. It used to be considered a subspecies of the grey-necked wood rail.
It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. 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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