Between a couple of mallards on Lake Arthur.
Orange County, California, US
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR.
Pair on bank of pond.
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro.
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR.
The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and also includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. There are numerous island species. The most common rail habitats are marshland...