Ridgway's Rail

Rallus obsoletus

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

RIRA

Code 6

RALOBS

ITIS

HEAD

Ridgway's Rail Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Red-orange iris, brown in young birds.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray to grayish brown.
  • Forehead Color: Brown to gray-brown.
  • Nape Color: Gray to brownish gray.
  • Throat Color: White to gray.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Ridgway's Rail Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 33-41 cm (13-16 in)
  • Weight: 269-397 g (9.5-14 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Flanks to undertail-coverts barred white and gray that is tinged with buff-brown; rufous breast.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with paler edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Ridgway's Rail Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Low fluttering flight over short distances with legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: No Data
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Ashy brown or ashy pink.
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