Grey-necked Wood Rail
The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajaneus) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. 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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There are eight accepted subspecies:
- 'mexicanus, Bangs, 1907 - Southern Mexico.
- albiventris, Lawrence, 1867 - Yucatán to Belize and Northern Guatemala.
- 'vanrossemi, Dickey, 1929 - Southern Mexico (Oaxaca) to Southern Guatemala and El Salvador.
- 'pacificus',' A. H. Miller & Griscom, 1921 - Caribbean slope of Honduras, and Nicaragua.
- 'plumbeicollis, Zeledon, 1888 - Northeast Costa Rica.
- latens, Bangs & Penard, 1918 - San Miguel and Viveros (Pearl Islands, Panama).
- 'morrisoni, Wetmore, 1946 - San José and Pedro González (Pearl Is, Panama).
- 'cajanea (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - Costa Rica to Colombia, East through Venezuela and Trinidad to Brazil, and South to Northern Argentina and Uruguay.
- BirdLife International 2004. Aramides cajanea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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