|Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Chilean name: Pidén
|Chile and Peru
The Plumbeous Rail is distributed from Peru across to south-east Brazil and south to Tierra del Fuego. It is found in marshes and ponds surrounded by dense vegetation but is relatively easy to see.
|It is large with a long decurved bill which is green and sky blue on the maxilla while the mandible has a reddish
Photos 1 to 4 are of the sub-species P. s. landbecki which is the second largest race with an unmottled back and paler upperparts. Photo 5 from north-west Peru is of the sub-species P. s. simonsi.
|Photo 4 shows a juvenile bird with brown plumage, a buffy-white chin and black bill, legs and feet.|
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