Yellow Rail

Coturnicops noveboracensis

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

YERA

Code 6

COTNOV

ITIS

HEAD

Yellow Rail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown to reddish brown or yellow-brown.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Dark brown with buff streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Dark Brown
  • Nape Color: Pale brown with white streaks.
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Yellow Rail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7.25 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Yellow, Buff
  • Underparts: Buff
  • Upperparts: Dark brown streaks with fine white lines.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Weak fluttering flights of short duration.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-33 cm (10-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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