The Paint-billed Crake Breeding in Costa Rica

Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops) Science Article 1


We report a recent observation from southern Costa Rica of the Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops), a little known species from eastern and northern South America. An adult and recently hatched chick were observed at close range in wet grassy second-growth. This observation constitutes the first record of the young of this species and represents the only breeding record for Central America.

David M. Watson and Brett W. Benz, Wilson Bull., 11 l(3), 1999, pp. 422-424

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