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Might the rufous-necked wood-rail have escaped from captivity?
Some make epic migrations between their wintering and breeding grounds: One record-setting rufous hummingbird was tracked more than 3,500 miles from Tallahassee, Florida, to near Anchorage, Alaska.
The dumpy chicken-like creature with a rufous shoulder patch was a corn crake (Crex crex), a meadow-dwelling relative of the cranes from Europe.
In my garden, Rufous hummingbirds frequent one of my fountains with an old man’s face that spits water down to a basin 3 feet below.
Every spring and fall, Rufous hummingbirds migrate well over 2,000 miles to and from Mexico, flying up to 500 miles per day.
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