Ecuadorian rail

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Ecuadorian rail
Rallus aequatorialis Keulemans.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Rallus
Species:
R. aequatorialis
Binomial name
Rallus aequatorialis
Sharpe, 1894
Synonyms

Rallus limicola aequatorialis

The Ecuadorian rail (Rallus aequatorialis) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in South America, from southwestern Colombia to southwestern Peru. Some taxonomic authorities lump this species with the Virginia rail, including the American Ornithological Society.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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