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Virginia rail

Rallus limicola

Description:

The Virginia rail is a medium-sized wading bird with a decurved bill. Reddish body, legs, and bill. The cheeks are gray. The flanks are banded black and white. Sexes are similar. Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0AYpa3...

Habitat:

Spotted in a wetland with reeds and cattails at Flaming Geyser State Park.

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8 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago

Thank you FernandoMSoares.

FernandoMSoares
FernandoMSoares 2 weeks ago

Amazing photo!

Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 weeks ago

Great photography, Brian!

Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, ornithoptera80.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 2 weeks ago

Nice mirror images Brian.

Brian38
Brian38 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much arne.roysland. You are so right about the wind. The stars lined up for me on this spotting. The Virginia rail is a rather difficult one to find. It hides well in the reeds and cattails.

arne.roysland
arne.roysland 2 weeks ago

These are great pictures, Brian. When the wind is calm you get beautiful mirror images of the bird in the water.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Bellevue, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2020
Submitted on Jun 12, 2020

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