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White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis)


Barry Kent MacKay painting birds
(Artwork - 071)
White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis)

This vignette painting shows a chunky, medium-small rail found from Honduras south through Central America into northern South America, as far south along the western edge of the continent as Ecuador, generally on the Caribbean slope of Colombia (Santa Marta region, where this is a separate subspecies, L. a. cerdaleus) and along the pacific slope of the Andes of western Colombia and Ecuador. A typical rail, they live in marshes, including cattail marshes, as well as overgrown streambanks and wet meadows.
The illustration shows an adult of the grey-faced subspecies, L. a. cinereiceps, in front, and an immature bird, in rear. This race is found in the Caribbean lowlands of Nicaragua south into Panama.  The nominate race is also found in Central America, south through Pacific Colombia into Ecuador, and it lacks the grey cheek. L.A. cerdaleus lacks the grey cheek and has little or even no white on the throat.
This was painted, approximately life-size, in gouache watercolour on paper.

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