“Plumbeous” means “lead-like,” and while the Plumbeous Rail’s body is dark grey, the bill and legs more than make up for the drab body.
It’s not the best quality photo, but it’s a high-quality bird.
It’s a widely distributed Rail, ranging from southern Ecuador to Tierra del Fuego. It’s also one of the easier rails to see; most are skulky and a few, like North America’s Black Rail, are near-impossible.
WC saw them at sea level and in marshes at 10,000 feet. A pretty amazing distribution.
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