The Bogotá rail (Rallus semiplumbeus ) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae, endemic to Colombia. The bird is a typical medium-sized rail with a plump body that is laterally compressed (“skinny as a rail”), a short tail and an elongated bill. It is found in medium to high altitude marshes in the Eastern Andes.Show More
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.Show Less
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
A typical member of the Genus Rallus, with a long and slightly decurved bill. a plump body and a short tail. 25–30 cm in length. The face, breast, and belly are plumbeous, while the crown and nape are sepia brown. The back, tertials, secondaries, and the upper side of the tail are dull brown, with black streaks on the back. The primaries are black with chestnut fringing, and a rufous patch is usually evident on the wing coverts. The rear parts of the flanks are black with fine white vertical barring, and the undertail coverts are white. There is a small patch of white on the throat just below the bill.Show More
The bill is dull red, shading to dusky black on the culmen and tip. The eyes are red with a black pupil, and the legs are coral red.Show Less