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Photo Credits: Mike Baird

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Their wingspan is 12.6-15 in. and they weigh 2.3-3.4 oz.

HABITAT: Virginia Rails live in marshes.

DIET: They eat insects, crustaceans, fish, and seeds.

NOTES: Virginia Rails sing a repeated, clicking “kid-ick” noise. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

FREQUENCY: Rare