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Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola

The Virginia rail, Rallus limicola, is a small and secretive bird that lives in marshes throughout North America. Despite been relatively common, they are seldom seen and can remain completely hidden despite being only a few feet away.
Their long toes help them to walk on top of submerged vegetation and they can compress their bodies laterally to slip between reeds and grass.

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The Virginia rail, Rallus limicola, is a small and secretive bird that lives in marshes throughout North America. Despite been relatively common, they are seldom seen and can remain completely hidden despite being only a few feet away.<br />
Their long toes help them to walk on top of submerged vegetation and they can compress their bodies laterally to slip between reeds and grass.