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Virginia Rail

Rallus limicola Vieillot, 1819

The Virginia rail is a small waterbird, of the family Rallidae. These birds remain fairly common despite continuing loss of habitat, but are secretive by nature and more often heard than seen. They are also considered a game species in some provinces and states, though rarely hunted. The Ecuadorian rail is often considered a subspecies, but some taxonomic authorities consider it distinct. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Rallus
Scientific:
  Rallus limicola


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1819

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. p.558

Protonym:
  Rallus limicola

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19430531


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  87705CC47B47F3FD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-87705CC4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/87705CC4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176221

Geographic range:

  • Rallus limicola limicola: S Canada and US; winters to Baja and Guatemala
  • Rallus limicola friedmanni: SE Mexico (Puebla, México, Veracruz and Chiapas)
English:
Virginia Rail
Catalan:
Rascló de Virgínia
Czech:
chřástal virginský
Danish:
Mudderrikse
German:
Virginiaralle
Spanish:
Rascón de Virginia
Finnish:
amerikanluhtakana
French:
Râle de Virginie
Croatian:
riđoprsa kokošica
Hungarian:
virginiai guvat
Italian:
Rallo della Virginia
Japanese (romaji):
koonikuina
Japanese:
コオニクイナ
Lithuanian:
virgininė vištelė
Dutch:
Virginiaral
Norwegian:
Grynterikse
Polish:
wodnik błotny
Portuguese:
Saracura-de-peito-laranja
Russian:
Центральноамериканский пастушок
Slovak:
chriašteľ hnedý
Serbian:
Virdžinijski petlovan
Swedish:
virginiarall
Ukrainian:
пастушок віргінський
Chinese:
弗吉尼亚秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
維吉尼亞秧雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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eBird version 1.52:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Rallus [limicola or aequatorialis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Virginiaral
Belarusian: Віргінскі пастушок
Bulgarian: Виргиниски крещалец
Breton: Rakig Virjinia
Catalan: Rascló de Virgínia
Czech: Chrástal virginský, chřástal virginský, chřástal virginský (ssp. limicola/friedmanni)
Welsh: Rhegen fochlwyd
Danish: Mudderrikse
German: Virginiaralle, Virginiaralle (limicola/friedmanni)
English: Virginia Rail, Virginia Rail (Virginia)
English, HBW: Virginia Rail (Virginia)
English (IOC): Virginia Rail
English (United States): Virginia Rail (Virginia)
Esperanto: Limregiona ralo, Virginia ralo
Spanish: Gallinuela de Virginia, Rascón Cara Gris (limicola/friedmanni), Rascón de Nariño, Rascón de Virginia, Rascón de Virginia (limicola/friedmanni)
Spanish (Colombia): Rascón de Nariño
Spanish (Cuba): Gallinuela de Virginia, Gallinuela de Virginia (limicola/friedmanni)
Spanish (Ecuador): Rascón de Virginia (limicola/friedmanni)
Spanish (Spain): Rascón de Virginia, Rascón de Virginia (limicola/friedmanni)
Spanish (HBW): Virginia Rail (Virginia)
Spanish (Mexico): Rascón Cara Gris (limicola/friedmanni), rascón limícola
Spanish (Peru): Rascón Menor, Rascón Menor (limicola/friedmanni)
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Pollo de Virginia
Estonian: paduruik
Finnish: amerikanluhtakana, amerikanluhtakana (limicola/friedmanni)
French: Râle de Virginie, Râle de Virginie (limicola), Râle de Virginie (nominal), Râle de Virginie [limicola ou friedmanni]
Frisian: Virginiaral
Irish: Rálóg Virginia
Galician: Zurrasca da Virxinia
Croatian: riđoprsa kokošica, Virdžinijska kokošica
Hungarian: Amerikai guvat (Amerikai), virginiai guvat
Icelandic: Dalarella, Dalarella (limicola/friedmanni)
Italian: Porciglione della Virginia, Rallo della Virginia
Japanese (romaji): koonikuina, koonikuina (limicola/friedmanni)
Japanese: コオニクイナ, コオニクイナ (limicola/friedmanni), コオニクイナ(limicola/friedmanni)
Kirghiz: Борбордук Америка суутартары
Scientific: Porzana auffenbergi, Rallus auffenbergi, Rallus limicola, Rallus limicola limicola, Rallus limicola limicola/friedmanni
Lithuanian: Virdžininė vandeninė vištelė, virgininė vištelė
Latvian: Virdžīnijas dumbracālis
Macedonian: Виргиниска кокошка
Dutch: Virginiaral, Virginiaral (Virginia)
Norwegian: Grynterikse, grynterikse (limicola/friedmanni)
Polish: wodnik blotny, wodnik błotny, wodnik błotny (limicola/friedmanni)
Portuguese: Frango-d'água-da-virginia, Saracura-de-peito-laranja
Portuguese (Portugal): frango-d'água-virginiano (limicola/friedmanni)
Rhaeto-Romance: Ralla da la Virginia
Romanian: Cârstel de Virginia
Russian: Виргинский пастушок, Виргинский пастушок (limicola/friedmanni), Центральноамериканский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ hnedý, chriašteľ hnedý (skup.)
Slovenian: Virginijski mokož
Serbian: Virdžinijski petlovan, Virdžinijski petlovan (limicola/friedmanni)
Swedish: Virginiarall
Turkish: Virginia suyelvesi, Virjinya Su Kılavuzu, Virjinya Sukılavuzu, Virjinya sukılavuzu (limicola/friedmanni)
Ukrainian: Пастушок віргинський, Пастушок віргінський
Chinese: 弗吉尼亚秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 維吉尼亞秧雞

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