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16.5ccm. Short blue bill, grey tip, red eyes and red bare eye ring, rosy red legs, rufous crown, grey sides to head, neck and upperparts olive brown, underparts cinnamon, buff throat.
Placed in genus Laterallus by some authorities.
Dry savanna, wet or flooded lowland grassland, and pastureland.
It builds a spherical grass nest with a side entrance in marshes and 1-3 eggs are laid.
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Recording by Andrew Whitehouse
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