Paint-billed Crake

The Paint-billed Crake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Paint-billed Crake, Neocrex erythrops is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Helena, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and pastureland. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Neocrex erythrops. More

crake does not occur east of the Andes, so the paint-billed crake was a preferred identification, since Hilty's map indicated it been found in Amazonia. Most rails live in wet habitats, such as swamps, or lake or river edges among reeds and tall aquatic vegetation. They might be found in flooded rice fields, and wet meadows, and usually require shallow standing water. More

Paint-billed Crake from Venezuela or Peru ("Birds of Brazil" CD by P. Boesman). The bird appeared nearly instantly after the first playback. It came close to my hide, but stayed in the shadow, and constantly kept moving, nearly always behind dense vegetation. This made it difficult to take a good picture. The Paint-billed Crake is well-known in the local farming community, because it likes to nest in weeds which grow in neglected plantations. More

Paint-billed Crake Calls of a pair after play-back Neocrex erythrops (1:10) Ciro Albano XC30977 12-03-2009, Brazil Paint-billed Crake Calls after play-back. Neocrex erythrops (0:11) Ciro Albano XC34111 04-05-2009, Brazil page 1 © 2005-2010 Xeno-canto Foundation. More

Paint-billed CrakeBirds in Suriname = - Paint-billed crake Photo of a Paint-billed crake, made by carl Beel at his home near Paramaribo in 2009. The bird somehow got into his house, a rare opportunity to photograph this bird. Crakes are more heard than seen, although many are around in long grass. But this Paint-billed Crake seems to be rather rare in Suriname. More

Paint-billed Crake have been seen here. Channel-billed Toucan by Candi McManimanThere are numerous hunting trails, which are good for bird watching. Tiny-tyrant manakins are very common here, as well as the many species of antbirds, foliage cleaners, woodcreepers, toucans and woodpeckers. This is one of the best places to see the rare Chestnut-belted Gnateater. The river gives one the opportunity to spot Green Ibis, Capped heron, Anhinga, Cocoi heron, Kingfishers, White-banded and Black-collared Swallow. More

pair of Paint-billed Crakes, seen separately by most members of the group. Below are Rosabel's excellent photos from her first day at Tocumen: at top is a great look at an adult Spotted Rail, at center a fine juvenille bird (with a Wattled Jacana at right), and at bottom a dark but excellent look at an adult accompanied by a chick, incontrovertible evidence of the species' breeding status in Panam More

Paint-billed Crakes seen in the area since last Friday. And o what a morning it proved to be, with six species of Rallids seen and lifers galore for everyone involved. A juvenile Spotted Rail was spotted almost immediately upon reaching the spot, which is on the road out to the beach, about 100 meters before the end of the section of road with rice fields and ditches on both sides. More

The Paint-billed Crake Breeding in Costa Rica. (Wilson Bulletin) Pigs With Six Kidneys.(Margaret Atwood calls her latest book, "Oryx and Crake" speculative fiction)(Biography) (Newsweek International) COC Board Re-Elects Crake.(Brief article) (Michigan Contractor and Builder) RCOC Board Elects Crake Chairman. (Michigan Contractor and Builder) Search HighBeam Research for: Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved. More

Paint-billed Crake Family Takes a Stroll in Sarapiquí 28 August 2007: Lance Barnett was stunned to witness two Paint-billed Crakes Neocrex erythrops “crossing a small dirt road at one of our banana dump sites in Sarapaquí near our Gavilan farm. The area has wet dense grass (partially underwater) bordered by one of our forest reserves. The first one crossed the road and my jaw dropped. It had three chicks following it. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Neocrex
Species : erythrops
Authority : (Sclater, 1867)