Black rail

Black rail

The Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) breeds in some parts of USA, Mexico, Central America, Chile, Argentina, and West Indies. It frequents grassy marshes and pond borders, cattails and flooded tall-grass pastures. Matures are 14 cm (5 inches) in height and 34 g in weight.

Head, throat, and breast blackish (in males) and dark gray (in females). Hindneck chestnut, and upperparts blackish-brown, speckled with white. Bill black, and feet yellow to flesh-color. Its diet is based on seeds, small insects and other invertebrates.

Common Name: Black rail
Scientific Name: Laterallus jamaicensis
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