Although there are no cranes in tropical America, a family of birds called rails and a few others are in the same order as cranes, Gruiformes.
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) |
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Reserve, Florida, USA
Blackish Rail (Pardirallus nigricans) |
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) |
West Palm Beach county,, Florida, USA
A adult Purple Gallinule 'out on a limb' eating its favorite food, the fireflag seed.
White-throated Crake (Laterallus albigularis) |
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
Crakes are secretive birds found deep in dense swamps and grassy areas.