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“The Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola, is a small waterbird, of the family Rallidae.

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 from Nova Scotia to California and North Carolina, also in Central America and South America. The female lays 5 to 13 eggs in a platform built from cattails and other plants in a dry location in the marsh. Both parents care for the young, who are able to fly in less than a month." Wikipedia

Taken in Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
1/200
F6.7
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
650 MM
Monopod
WB Shade

Tags

birds, ecology, nature, swamp, virginia rail, waterbirds, wetlands, wildlife

Comments

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!! L

  • Thank you Lorraine

    – Michael Cummings

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Michael, we get a few rails here but not this one!

  • Something about these guys always makes me smile when I see one

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael. love the detail and surroundings.

  • Thank you Mark :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    3 June 2011 – 1 image per day

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    A beauty Mike
    Spot on !

  • Thank you John :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture !

  • Thank you Trish :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Ray

    – Michael Cummings

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image and congratulations on it’s feature!

  • Thank you very much Glenn

    – Michael Cummings

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    June 8, 2011

  • Thank you Teresa :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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