Giant Wood Rail

Scientific name:  Aramides ypecaha
Class:  Birds
Continent:  South America
Habitat:  Rivers, marshes, swamps and lakes
Diet:  Carnivorous
Weight:  700 - 800 gr
Size:  41 - 45 cm
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Giant Wood Rail (Ipecaá in Spanish) are found in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.

There is no sexual dimorphism. It is a cautious bird that lives alone or in pairs. Instead of flying it tends to walk or run to areas with dense vegetation. It builds its nest in the form of a platform composed of grasses and other fibres, which it places on trees or climbing plants at medium height. It lays from 4 to 6 eggs.

It is a very noisy bird that owes its onomatopoeic name in Spanish to the sound of its call: "ipeacaá-ipecaá".

Conservation Status
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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