Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)

Above and below five: A Virginia Rail wintering in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/14/2008).

Listen to audio: Loud grunt call (Worcester Co., Maryland, 10/11/2009)

Listen to audio: Virginia Rail "ka-dik" calls (Worcester Co., Maryland, 7/5/2009)

Listen to audio: Unusual quiet growl calls (Worcester Co., Maryland, 10/11/2009)

Below two: This Virginia Rail allowed a rare extended study as it foraged at dusk in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/29/2007).

Below: I would complain about the cattail in this Virginia Rail's face, but it IS a rail after all. Photographed in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/22/2007).

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