Rallus semiplumbeus ssp. peruvianus Taczanowski

Peruvian Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus ssp. peruvianus)

The Peruvian Rail was described in 1886 as a subspecies of the Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus P. L. Sclater) based on a single specimen that was collected somewhere in the Peruvian highlands. 

The supposed subspecies reached a size of about 25 cm and is said to have differed from the nominate form sufficiently enough to warrant full species status.


edited: 10.09.2019