(c) Ashok Khosla
- Coots, Rails
- Gallinetia negra, Burrito negruzco, Pidencillo, Polluela negra, Gallinetita rayas blancas, Taquita de salinas, Gallinuelita prieta
- Râle noir
Small as a sparrow and quiet as a mouse, the elusive Black Rail fascinates researchers and birders. Breeding and wintering in the United States, this smallest relative of coots and cranes inhabits a variety of salt and fresh water marshes dominated by grasses and sedges. With the precipitous loss of wetlands in the United States, the Black Rail may be in trouble.