King Rail

Rallus elegans

ML29213781



eBird Checklist S29839205
south Nueces County Ag fields
Nueces, Texas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 27.6154, -97.5414 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

In tall grass alongside flooded ditch along CR 6 about 75 yards from intersection with CR 43. Called and then responded to playback with series of "kek-kek-kek-kek" notes, slightly more metallic and lower than CLRA. Then two series of descending grunts, more hollow and deeper than CLRA. Also produced a soft throaty flutter sound, which I have never heard on any recording. Back and scapular feathers showed very BLACKISH centers with Tawny or gold edges. Wing coverts reddish, belly darker/blacker than CLRA. A second bird, assumed to be the female, called a soft "kack" note twice.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
f-stop
f/4.0
Focal length
72 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto, red-eye reduction
Original file size
964KB
Dimensions
2006 x 1535

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