A chicken-sized rail with a heavy conical bill, short tail (often cocked), a compact body, and very long legs and toes.
Slightly smaller than an American Coot, larger than a Sora.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 14.6-13.0 in (37-33 cm)
- Weight: 7.2-10.3 oz (203-291 g)
- Wingspan: 21.6-22.1 in (55-56 cm)