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Clapper Rail

Rallus longirostris

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Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris)

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GretelDeRuiter 9 years ago

These are so shy -- I usually only ever hear them! Nice capture.

annorion 9 years ago

Thanks Noah Citizen and beallburton for the id suggestions!

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

as per the time of the spotting, thegrey head, rufous flancks and lack of markings on the flanks, I think it may be an immature clapper rail.
The virginia rail should be already heading north and the other species are smaler or different color.

beallburton 9 years ago

Some kind of rail, I think, but hard to tell what kind. Cool spotting.

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Grand Isle, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 10, 2012

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