Clapper Rail (Atlantic Coast)

Rallus crepitans crepitans/waynei

ML2895


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Randolph Little
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Charles A. Sutherland
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5.0 km S of DIVIDING CREEK; WEIR LANDING
Cumberland, New Jersey, United States
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Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback

Comments

Bird was calling from phragmites along the edge of a drainage canal in the tidal marsh. Grass was one foot tall. Bird was about 30 meters away until 3:40 when it moved within 15 meters. Third recordist: W. Y. Brockelman. BNA: This recording contains the Primary Advertising Call (the monotonous, "kek" notes speeding up and slowing down) of a male R. l. crepitans, based on range (following BNA). See also Figure 1 of Massey and Zembal (1987. Vocalizations of the Light-footed Clapper Rail. J. Field Ornithol. 58:32-40). (CAM - 6 April 2005). Habitat: Wetland, Marine, Salt Marsh, Edge.

Background Species

Black Rail - Laterallus jamaicensis
Clapper Rail - Rallus crepitans

Technical Information

Recorder
NAGRA III
Microphone
AKG 200
Accessories
Parabola 101.6cm (40in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
7 May 2002 by Martha Fischer
Edited

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