Large rail with a slightly curved bill and a short tail. Gray-brown above with dark streaking down its back. Note pale barring on the flanks and cinnamon chest and neck.© Dean LaTray | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, February 12, 2018
Heavy-bodied marsh bird with a cinnamon neck and pale barring on the flanks.© Becky Matsubara | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, January 21, 2021
Slowly walks through marsh vegetation. Cinnamon below with paler barring on the flanks and grayish brown above with heavy streaking.© Ryan Andrews | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, December 21, 2019
Chickenlike bird of wetlands where it forages for crustaceans, minnows, and aquatic insects. Note the heavy slightly curved bill.© Connor Cochrane | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, December 12, 2020
Most often stays concealed in marsh vegetation, but occasionally walks across open wetlands with its tail cocked up and its head pushed forward.© Greg Gillson | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, August 03, 2014
Found in saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, and mangrove swamps in California, Arizona, Nevada, and coastal western Mexico.© Shawn Miller | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, June 05, 2016
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