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San Mateo, California, United States
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Gruiformes > Rallidae

Ridgway's Rail

Rallus obsoletus

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Identification

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Large, chickenlike rail of mangroves and fresh marshes in lowlands. 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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