Virginia Rail

Rallus limicola

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

VIRA

Code 6

RALLIM

ITIS

HEAD

Virginia Rail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Red to reddish brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark Gray
  • Forehead Color: Dark Gray
  • Nape Color: Dark brown with red-brown edges.
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Virginia Rail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 88 g (3.1 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Rust-brown
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with red-brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Virginia Rail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Weak fluttering floppy flight with legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 33-37 cm (13-14.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Red
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