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Spotted Rail

Pardirallus maculatus maculatus

 

Rice fields near Rioja, San Martin region, Peru.

 

Perhaps my favorite rail. It took me years to finally see one, then a few more years to finally nail a photo. The species ranges from southern Mexico to Argentina, but is highly localized.

 

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Taken on September 23, 2018