Other Names: none
Distribution: wetland areas of Central and South America.
Size: 23-25 cm in length with a 48-53 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding adults are brownish-gray above with a darker blackish crown and throat. It has a brownish breast and pale underside. It shows a white patch on the wing in flight. Non-breeding adults are paler with a whitish throat, and juveniles are paler and grayer than adults. The bill is black and the eyes are bright yellow.