Junin crake

The Junin crake or Junin rail (Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is usually considered a subspecies of the black rail. The Junín rail is, as suggested by its common name, endemic to marshy habitats around Lake Junín in west-central Peru. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Junin flightless grebe, another highly endangered species, is restricted to the same lake.

Junin crake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Laterallus
Species:
Subspecies:
L. j. tuerosi
Trinomial name
Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi
Fjeldså, 1983

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