Data for:
Michoacán, Mexico
List:
Gruiformes > Rallidae

Aztec Rail

Rallus tenuirostris

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Identification

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Large, chickenlike rail of fresh marshes in highlands. Heard more often than seen; its main call is a rhythmic dry chatter. No similar large rails in its range. Note the large size, rusty neck and breast, barred flanks, and long, mostly orange beak. Virginia Rail is much smaller, with blue-gray cheeks.

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