Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Gray-necked Wood-Rail - Aramides cajanea

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year: 1970's

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  At least 10 years

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Ranges from northern Mexico to central South America. It is either introduced or escapes in Florida. No populations are known to persist.

Habitats: Freshwater river or stream, Freshwater marsh

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1960's 1970's At least 10 years
Indian River 1960's 1970's At least 10 years

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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