Junin Rail

South America


Laterallus tuerosi


Population survival is difficult due to lack of viable food sources and nesting grounds as pollution and man-made developments destroy its surrounding habitats.

The Junin Rail or Junin Crake exclusively inhabits Peru’s west-central marshlands, sharing the lake with another highly endangered species, the Junin Flightless Grebe.

Though often categorised as a subspecies of the Black Rail, its plumage colour and pattern as well as its voice is completely different. Its main diet consists of small invertebrates and builds its nest within the surrounding vegetation areas.