Nombre en español: Chilacoa Costera
Nombre en ingles: Rufous-necked Wood-Rail
Nombre científico: Aramides axillaris
Foto: Rodrigo Gaviria
Canto: Niels Krabbe
La cotara cuellirrufa o rascón cuello rufo, (Aramides axillaris) es una especie de avegruiforme de la familiaRallidae. Es nativo de Belice, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana Francesa, Guyana, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, Suriname, Trinidad y Tobago y Venezuela. Su hábitat consiste de bosque tropical y subtropical y manglares. No tiene subespeciesreconocidas.
Rufous-necked wood rail
The rufous-necked wood rail (Aramides axillaris) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest.
In July, 2013, a specimen of the species was spotted at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Many bird enthusiasts and watchers traveled to the state to view it.
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail principally is a coastal species, inhabiting mangrove swamps, marshes, lagoons, and mudflats, but in its South American range this species also occasionally is found in dense forest undergrowth up to at least 1800 m. This wood-rail occurs from Mexico south to Panama, and in South America east along the Caribbean coast to Guyana and on Trinidad, and south along the Pacific shoreline to northwest Peru, in which country it was discovered only recently. One of the smaller wood-rails, this species differs from all of its congeners in lacking any trace of gray on the head, neck or underparts, making it easily identified. Rufous-necked Wood-Rail appears to mainly feed on crabs, and to be most active early and late in the day; it is also vocal at night.