Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rufous necked Wood Rail

The birding world is atwitter. A Rufous necked Wood Rail is hanging out in the Bosque del Apache in New Mexico, the first recorded sighting in the United States.

Every year I take a side trip between my New Mexico shows. Looks like I will be taking a little ride to see if I can espy this lovely creature lolling amongst the cat tails.

I did Bosque del Apache two years ago. It is a little sparse in the summer but still wonderful.

The Rufous necked Wood Rail is normally found on the coasts and tropical jungles of central and south america. This guy may want to recalibrate his gps.

From Wikipedia:

The Rufous-necked Wood Rail (Aramides axillaris) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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