Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail
(Rallus limicola)

Order:  Gruiformes
Family:  Rallidae

Photo: Steve Arena/USFWS

Virginia Rail Information

Virginia Rail
Description, range, habitat, songs and calls, identification tips, and behavior. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From

Virginia Rail
Description, taxonomy, habitat and distribution, vocalizations, diet, and reproduction. Includes photo. (From Wikipedia)

Virginia Rail
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

  Calls of the Virginia Rail

  Identification tips for the Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

© Don DesJardin

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Virginia Rail Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

Although not shown on the above map, the Virginia Rail breeds locally throughout New England. This bird is not found in the region during the winter.

Map from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Range map for Virginia Rail