Yellow-breasted crake

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Yellow-breasted crake
Porzana flaviventer - Yellow-breasted Crake.JPG
Yellow-breasted crake at Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porzana (disputed)
Species: P. flaviventer
Binomial name
Porzana flaviventer
(Boddaert, 1783)
Synonyms

Hapalocrex flaviventer
Micropygia flaviventer (Boddaert, 1783)
Poliolimnas flaviventer (Boddaert, 1783)

The yellow-breasted crake (Porzana flaviventer) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It was formerly sometimes placed in the obsolete genus Poliolimnas or united with the Ocellated crake in Micropygia, and is now occasionally separated in a monotypic genus Hapalocrex. While it does not seem to be part of Porzana proper but belong to the Coturnicops-Laterallus clade, its precise relationships are still insufficiently resolved.

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and possibly Ecuador.

Its natural habitat is swamps.

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