First United States Record of Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops)

Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops) Science Article 2


On 17 February 1972 Donald Baker, then an undergraduate in the Department of Wildlife and FisheriesSciences, Texas A&M University, caught a small rail in one of his traps for furbearers, along astream south of College Station, Brazos County, in east-central Texas. The bird was brought to me andsubsequently identified as a Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops), a Sora-sized South American rail.The specimen, a male weighing 51 g, was prepared as a skin and partial skeleton and deposited in theTexas Cooperative Wildlife Collections (No. 8930), Texas A&M University.

KEITH A. ARNOLD, The Auk, 95:745-746

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