Rufous-necked wood rail

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Rufous-necked wood rail
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Aramides
Species: A. axillaris
Binomial name
Aramides axillaris
Lawrence, 1863

The rufous-necked wood rail (Aramides axillaris) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. 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.

In July, 2013, a specimen of the species was spotted at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Many bird enthusiasts and watchers traveled to the state to view it.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aramides axillaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tropic bird goes astray, sparks NM birding frenzy." Associated Press. 23 July 2013.