King Rail

Rallus elegans

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

KIRA

Code 6

RALELE

ITIS

HEAD

King Rail Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Reddish orange.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark Brown
  • Nape Color: Red-brown
  • Throat Color: Buff or white to rufous
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

King Rail Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 38 cm (15 in)
  • Weight: 414 g (14.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Black with white barring.
  • Upperparts: Brown with red-brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded, Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

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  • Flight Pattern: Quick short feeble flights on short wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 51 cm (20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow Green
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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