Small unbarred rufous crake with greenish bill and white central underparts. Sexes similar. Common, found in small groups or pairs in fresh water ponds and lagoons with wet grass from lowlands to mid elevations (2000 m). Difficult to see, but often walks in open areas in early morning. Voice a long and loud descending trill. Similar to Rufous-sided Crake (no range overlap) but lacks barring on underparts. Endemic to northern Venezuela.