Rallus limicola


Common Names: Virginia rail
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Rails, Gallinules, & Coots

Adults are mainly brown, darker on the back and crown, with orange-brown legs. They have long toes, a short tail and a long slim reddish bill. Their cheeks are grey, with a light stripe over the eye and a whitish throat.

Their breeding habitat is marshes. The female lays 5 to 13 eggs in a platform built from cattails and other plants in a dry location in the marsh.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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