There is just one photo on this page:
Young Virginia Rail that has
recovered from cat bites
Related to the Purple
Gallinule, the Virginia Rail is a small secretive marsh bird
that is a very fast runner. (Note the long toes!) These birds
eat mostly insects, but will also feed on tiny fish, snails,
weeds, and some seeds. The nest is a loosely woven cup usually
near or over water. They spend the winter in southern United
States to Guatemala.
This young Virginia Rail was attacked by a cat, but recovered
following treatment, and was released.
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