|Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Chilean name: Pidén
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 base.
These photos are of the sub-species P. s. landbecki which is the second largest race with an unmottled back and paler upperparts.
|There are some recordings at xeno-canto.|
|Photo 4 shows a juvenile bird with brown plumage, a buffy-white chin and black bill, legs and feet.|