Grey-necked Wood-rail

Aramides cajanea

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Like all rails, the grey-necked wood-rail is shy and secretive but will venture out into the open if reasonably close to dense cover at the edge of mangroves or a swamp. They run quickly through reeds, rarely flying to escape predators.
Their call, often heard at site dawn or dusk, is a repeated chicken-like cackle: pop- tiyi pop-tiyi co-co-co-co-co or sometimes: chittyco, chittyco caw-caw-caw. 


Feeds mainly at night on crabs, but will also eat seeds, insects and worms. 
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