Rail, Light-footed bird picturesLIGHT-FOOTED RAIL - Family Rallidae.
210.1. Rallus Wipes. 10 inches.
They inhabit the grassy marshes, and keep closely concealed if any danger is lurking about the locality where they are.
They are very quick to get away in the tall grass if startled, and rarely take to the wing for protection.
This species is found about the marshes in southern California.