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Rail, Black bird pictures


Rail, Black bird picturesBLACK RAIL
216. Creciscus coturniculus. 5 inches

This is the smallest of the Rails. A dark slaty colored bird, with back a dark brown thickly spotted with white, gray feathers on the sides and flank spotted and barred with white.

Nest, - These are woven of strips of rushes and grass, nicely
cupped to hold the eggs, which number from six to twelve; creamy white, specked all over with reddish brown (1.03 x.75).