The Paint-billed Crake Mustelirallus erythrops is a small rail with a wide distribution in South America, including Venezuela. Records of this species are uncommon because it is often hidden among aquatic vegetation. I unexpectedly found a dead individual when I was walking around an important urban route of Caracas on June 24, 2022. The individual was laying on a sidewalk without signs of external traumatism, wounds or predation. It may have been hit by a motor vehicle. The objective of this note is to report this observation due to its importance to the knowledge of the distribution and movement of this elusive species.
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"Un nuevo registro de la Polla Pico Rojo Mustelirallus erythrops en la ciudad de Caracas, Venezuela / A New Record of the Paint-Billed Crake Mustelirallus erythrops in the City of Caracas, Venezuela,"
Revista Venezolana de Ornitología: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/rvo/vol12/iss1/4