Spot-flanked Gallinule (Gallinula melanops) - HBW 3, p. 204
French: Gallinule à face noire
Spanish: Gallineta Pintada
Other common names: Little Waterhen
Taxonomy: Rallus melanops Vieillot, 1819, Paraguay.
Sometimes placed in Porphyriops. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bogotensis (Chapman, 1914) - E Andes of Colombia.
- melanops (Vieillot, 1819) - E Bolivia and Paraguay, E & S Brazil to extreme NE Argentina and Uruguay.
- crassirostris (J. E. Gray, 1829) - Chile and Argentina, except extreme S.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird swimming in Laguna La Picasa. Locality Rufino, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 11 November 2012 1 year ago 38 sec 4.5
A bird feeding along the edge of a pool then climbing out of the water. Locality Guasca, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp bogotensis)
Keith Blomerley 27 October 2012 48 weeks ago 23 sec 4.4
Bird foraging on a floating vegetation in the juncal, in the lagoon. Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 24 July 2012 1 year ago 58 sec 4.4
A bird swimming on a lake. Locality Laguna de Torca, Chile (ssp crassirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 12 October 2003 9 years ago 24 sec 4.1
Just before the reserve. Locality Pedra Talhada Biological Reserve, Brazil
Yoel Jimenez 5 December 2006 4 years ago 22 sec 2.3
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Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 12 December 2009 3 years ago 4
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 26 September 2011 9 weeks ago 3.8
Bird on a lake.
Locality Sopó, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp bogotensis)
mauricio rueda 2 February 2008 4 years ago 3.7
This juvenile was feeding alongside a Plumbeous Rail.
Locality Laguna El Peral, Chile (ssp crassirostris)
Miriam Bauman 7 February 2012 1 year ago 3.6
Adult, looking for food for their young
Locality General Roca, Rio Negro Province, Argentina
Julian Tocce 17 November 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.6
Oserved in the Jaboque´s wetland, with a group of thirty more
Locality Bogotá, Colombia (ssp bogotensis)
Pedro Arturo Camargo Mart... 21 July 2012 1 year ago 3.5
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