adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2007-10-14)

Virginia Rail
Rallus limicola

Native Range: North America

Notes: like a smaller and more reddish-brown version of the Clapper Rail, but frequents freshwater more so than saltwater marshes.

walking with high-steps (California, USA; 2007-07-26)

frontal view (California, USA; 2007-07-26)

gray face, rich reddish body; barred belly (California, USA; 2007-10-14)

reddish bill and legs; striped back (California, USA; 2007-10-14)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2007-07-26)