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Dot-winged Crake

Porzana spiloptera

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Small dark crake; brown above, speckled black and gray below, with black-and-white bars on the belly and vent. Occurs in both salt and freshwater marshes and damp grasslands. The song is a double-noted “tchip-pruu,” often repeated. Common call is a thin, downslurred "pwup."

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