Clapper Rail

Rallus crepitans

ML27014471



eBird Checklist S28919299
Marsh Creek SP
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.0676, -75.72 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Rare for Pennsylvania. Rob Megraw and I were shocked to see this large rail drop-in, from out of nowhere, the ID stumping us for a bit between King/Clapper due to what my eyes thought looked brighter than the Atlantic race Clappers I see along the DE and VA coast. After viewing images on my computer plumage seemed to rule out King, and after seeking some additional input to rule out hybrid, Clapper is what's been settled upon, since the back feathers rule out King, and when in flight, no rufous can be seen on the upper-wing. As for what subspecies, it seems impossible to tell, but some feel this plumage is within range of Atlantic, while others think it's possible (but not provable) that this is a Gulf Coast race Clapper Rail.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/3200 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
838KB
Dimensions
2006 x 1909

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