This bird inhabits swamps and dense rain forest. It is very nervous and will run if you get too close. I saw this bird for the first time on August 20th, 2017 in Fincas Bambuzal, Rio Frio, less than a hundred meters away from my parent’s home. They had sighted a group of those birds foraging in a small creek a few days before. I was luck that one decided to show while I was nearby. It is known in Costa Rica by a few names: Charascuasa, Pomponé and Cucaleca, with the latter one being the one I grew up used to.