Utah Bird Profile
 Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola

Name Roots: (ML. rallus, "a rail"; OF. raale, "to make a scraping noise" - L. limus, "mud"; colo, "to inhabit")

In Utah:   
by Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a saucer nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore/molluscovore: marsh prober. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: marsh forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands habitat.
How to find:  

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