Black RailLaterallus jamaicensis
- ORDER: Gruiformes
- FAMILY: Rallidae
The smallest rail in North America, the Black Rail is perhaps the most secretive too. This small denizen of shallow salt and freshwater marshes is rarely seen and its distinctive "kick-ee-doo" call is heard primarily at night.More ID Info
- Polluela Negruzca (Spanish)
- Râle noir (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Black Rail uses areas with shallower water than other North American rails.