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Rufous-necked Wood-Rail

Rusty Blackbird
Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

About the Rufous-necked Wood-Rail

Also known as: Rufous-crowned Wood-Rail, Rufous-headed Wood-Rail, Rufous-necked Rail, Venezuelan Wood Rail

The Rufous-necked Wood Rail is a species of rail that is found in mostly moist-type habitats in Central and South America, usually in coastal areas.

The Rufous-necked Wood-Rail is considered to be a resident bird within its range, which means it is not usually migratory. However, in July 2013 a Rufous-necked Wood-Rail was found at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, well out of the normal range for the species.

The natural range of the Rufous-necked Wood-Rail is very large, and though the population trend is unknown, the conservation status for the species is Least Concern as of July 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 30 July 2013
Scientific Name Aramides axillaris
  • Gruiformes
  • Rallidae
  • Aramides
  • A. axillaris
Birdorable Family Rails, Cranes & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11 inches
9.7 ounces

International Names

  • 棕颈林秧鸡 (Chinese)
  • chřástal rezavokrký (Czech)
  • Brunhalset Hønserikse (Danish)
  • Roodnekbosral (Dutch)
  • kastanjamangrovekana (Finnish)
  • Râle à cou roux (French)
  • Braunkappenralle (German)
  • Rallo collorosso (Italian)
  • チャクビモリクイナ [chakubimorikuina] (Japanese)
  • Brunhalsrikse (Norwegian)
  • chruscielak rdzawoszyi (Polish)
  • Буроголовый лесной пастушок (Russian)
  • Cotara Cuellirrufa (Spanish)
  • Rödhalsad skogsrall (Swedish)

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