Virginia Rail

(Rallus limicola)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Virginia Rail

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Wetlands

Size

9 to 11 in length

13 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Tom Baker

Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Mid April to late May and August to September


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Taxonomy

Order:

Gruiformes (cranes, rails, and misc.)

 

Family:

Rallidae (rails)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus limicola aequatorialis)

Ecuadorian Rail (Rallus limicola meyerdeschauenseei)

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola friedmanni)

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola limicola)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Virginia Rail
Allen Chartier
 
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  Virginia Rail
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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  Virginia Rail (Rallidae: Rallus limicola) Playing Hide-n-Seek
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 14, 2010

Photographed at Petersburg, North Dakota (14 June 2010).

 
     
  Virginia Rail in Connecticut bog
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2012

Short clip of a Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola, in a Connecticut beaver bog in spring. ©JimZipp.com and ©WildBirdVideos.com

 
     
  Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola
alex navarro
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2010

Virginia Rail feeding

 
     
  Virginia Rail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on 6/30/2012
Chris Cru
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 16, 2012

The Virgina Rail participates in extreme grooming.

 
     
  Virginia Rail Callling & Feeding
reflectionsofnature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 28, 2009

Two video clips of a Virginia Rail, the first of the bird feeding and the second of the bird calling. This was the first time in years of going to this marsh that I have seen a Virginia Rail stay out in the open for long.

 
     

 

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6/5/2011

 

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