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Ocellated Crake

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Micropygia schomburgkii
Photo © by Francisco PaludoBrasília, DF Brasil, January, 2019
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
BrasĂ­lia, DF Brasil, January, 2019



Mostly ochraceous with white spots edged in black on the upperside and no barring below; legs red.


Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The inclusion of Costa Rica is based on collection of a single bird near Buenos Aires in the sw.



Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • M. s. schomburgkii - Locally in Guyana and French Guiana
  • M. s. chapmani - E Brazil (Bahia) to Mato Grosso and n Bolivia


Dry savanna and wet lowland grassland.



  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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