Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola


Virginia Rail


Virginia Rail
The Virginia Rail resembles the much larger Ridgway's and Clapper Rails in plumage. The resemblance is most pronounced with the Ridgway's, of California, which can have orange-brown underparts and breast; the Clapper, found along the East and Gulf Coasts, has less red and tends toward gray-brown in these areas. Along with size, the Virginia's dark gray cheek is a good mark distinguishing it from both of the larger rail species.


Virginia Rail