giantwoodrail

October 10, 2016 – Giant Wood-Rail (Aramides ypecaha)

Found in south Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina, these large rails are often seen foraging in the open near marshes and rivers. Though their exact diet is not well known, they probably eat insects and perhaps small vertebrates, such as snakes. They lay four or five eggs in nests built from grasses and weed stems in vegetation near water.

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