The Virginia Rail (Rallus Virginianus) Breeding in Mexico
The Virginia Rail (Rallus virginianus) Breeding in Mexico
While carrying on field investigations for the Biological Survey near Lerma, in the Valley of Toluca, State of Mexico, I obtained a Virginia Rail and three sets of eggs (5, 4 and 6 respectively), July 8-10, 1904. The nests were placed among tules (Scirpus) and cat-tail flags, in the large marshes forming the headwaters of the Rio de Lerma, at about 8600 feet altitude.
This is the first record of the nesting of Rallus virginianus in Mexico.
E. A. GOLDMAN
Biological Survey, Washington, D. C.