yellow rail

noun

Definition of yellow rail

: a very small American rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) of which the lower parts are dull yellow and darkest on the breast and the back is streaked with brownish, yellow, and black color and spotted with white

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“Yellow rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20rail. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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