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I found this bird in a wetlands area in northeast Indiana (Ft. Wayne). I ran a couple of pictures through the iBird identifier and got a King Rail and a Virginia Rail. 

Here's the best picture.




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This is a Virginia Rail. Note the gray cheek, red, downcurved bill, cinnamon neck and breast, and black-and-white barring on the flanks. King Rails would be larger, have a pale (not red) bill, and have pale, reddish (not gray) cheeks.

Nice bird! This secretive rail is usually hard to see in the open.

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