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Virginia Rail ID Central NJ (1 Viewer)

NJBirder12

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There have been confirmed reports of a Virginia rail at this exact location and I thought I had it in these photos but I'm leaning toward clapper rail. It looked very small in the brief views I had but the over-all details including bill length don't seem to point to Virginia. Can anyone ID for sure?

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Deb Burhinus

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Looks like a Clapper Rail (Atlantic) to me - Virginia would have a shorter bill and more rufous on the upper breast than this imo.
 

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