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Plumbeous rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Pardirallus
Bonaparte, 1856[1]

P. maculatus
P. nigricans
P. sanguinolentus

Pardirallus is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. It contains three species found in marshland in South and Central America and the West Indies.[2] They are 25–38 cm long and have a long greenish bill and reddish legs. The spotted rail is blackish-brown with white markings while the other two are brown above and dark grey below.[2]

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Peterson, Alan P. (2002). "Zoonomen". Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Barry & Ber van Perlo (1998). Rails: A Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Sussex: Pica Press.