Merlin

Yellow Rail

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Yellow Rail

Coturnicops noveboracensis
  • ORDER: Gruiformes
  • FAMILY: Rallidae
Basic Description

Because of its secretive nature, the Yellow Rail is infrequently encountered. The second-smallest rail in North America, it breeds in sedge marshes and winters in marshes and hay fields.

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Other Names
  • Polluela Amarillenta (Spanish)
  • Râle jaune (French)
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