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    • Rallus longirostris
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    • Clapper Rail
    • California Clapper Rail
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Recent observations

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

calopteryx

Date

August 18, 2014

Description

Too-distant picture

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What

Rascón picudo Rallus longirostris

Observer

darwindhamma

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 4, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

Description

04 Aug 2014.
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE.
This chick was apparently straying from it's mother and the shelter of the salt grass.
Found in saltmarsh.

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

dremsen

Date

May 11, 2013

Description

Several pair of clapper rail off the trail. Responded to vocalizations and crossed trail within 5 m of me

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What

Clapper rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

sgreene13

Date

July 24, 2014 03:42 PM EDT

Description

Working mud flats on back bay at low tide. Kilikikikikikik

Photos / Sounds

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

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jamesshelton

Date

July 21, 2014

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

gpstewart

Date

October 26, 2012 01:28 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

muir

Date

May 23, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

Description

This rail looked bigger than other birds I've seen, so at the time, I was excited that this might be a king rail. Alas, the bill I think confirms this as a clapper, and a local birder told me that he didn't think king rails occurred in the area.

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What

Rallus obsoletus Rallus longirostris

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

January 9, 2012 10:16 AM PST

Place

Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland , CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Photographed during a high tide . This species may be split in the future from eastern forms .This species is larger and much paler than Virginia Rail which is also found at this location .

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

kucycads

Date

May 15, 2014

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

fm5050

Date

May 4, 2014 09:46 AM EDT

Description

Swan Harbor Farm Park, MD May 4, 2014

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What

Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris

Observer

fm5050

Date

April 16, 2014 05:45 PM EDT

Description

Adult female found freshly dead in the median strip of Rowe Blvd at Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD April 16, 2014

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Description from Wikipedia

The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) is a member of the rail family, Rallidae. Some researchers believe that this bird and the similar King Rail are a single species; the two birds are known to interbreed.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.