King Rail (Northern)

Rallus elegans elegans

ML105755


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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8.0 km SE of St. Marks; St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Wakulla, Florida, United States
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Age and Sex
Adult – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: "grunt" call from unknown location in extensive freshwater marsh [Two examples of what appears to be the "Primary Advertising Call" of BNA account. These calls are also presumably homologous to the "Clapper" Call of Rallus longirostris mentioned both in BNA account and by Massey and Zembal (1987. Vocalizations of the Light-footed Clapper Rail. J. Field Ornithol. 58: 32-40; see Figure 2). Quality changed from 1-2 to 2-1 (though both examples seem to fade in and-out, presumably as recordist moved parabola on and off axis) - CAM - 5 April 2005]. Habitat: Wetland.

Background Species

Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Green Treefrog - Dryophytes cinereus
Pig Frog - Lithobates grylio

Technical Information

Recorder
UHER 4200 REPORT MONITOR
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH 106T
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
12 Dec 2000 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited
12 Dec 2000 by Matthew D. Medler

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