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Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
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Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Adult Virginia Rail

General Description: Virginia Rails (Rallus limicola) are small, shorebird-like birds with a rusty body, a patch of chestnut on the wings, gray cheeks, black-barred flanks, and a long, reddish bill. In adults, the breast is rusty; in juveniles, the breast is dark and mottled with black.

Taxonomy: Gruiformes, Rallidae, Rallinae.

Favored Habitat: Edges of shallow ponds; marshes.

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Juvenile Virginia Rail

Where to Find: The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. For more natural settings, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Rails feed in shallow water on aquatic bugs.

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Adult Virginia Rail
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Juvenile Virginia Rail
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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