Clapper Rail (Gulf Coast)

Rallus crepitans saturatus/scottii

ML73898


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Geoffrey A. Keller
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4.0 km NE of Panacea, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Florida, United States
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Age and Sex
Unknown – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
; ;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

NOTES: BNA: The recording possibly begins with a series of "Kek" calls (described as "kek-kek-kek", "kik-kik-kik" or "bup-bup-bup" and then is followed by the "Clapper" vocalization, which is described as "chock-chock-chock-chock-chock-chock-chock-chock" or a series of "cac-cac-cac" or "jupe-jupe-jupe". CZ 17/02/2004. [This recording begins with seven examples of what is probably the agitated "Kek" Call of BNA, these followed by four examples of the "Clapper" Call. This represents R. l. scottii based on range (following BNA). The four sets of "clapper" calls here appear to have been given by at least three different birds. It appears that Figure 3a of BNA account erroneously depicts the "clapper" call as the "Kek-hurrah"; see also Figures 2 and 3a of Massey and Zembal (1987. Vocalizations of the Light-footed Clapper Rail. J. Field Ornithol. 58:32-40). Quality added (2-1, 3 - the signal is a little weak for first few calls but the loudest call is overloaded and has a gain change in the middle) - CAM - 6 April 2005]. Habitat: Wetland, Salt Marsh, Brackish Marsh, Bay/Harbor.

Background Species

Clapper Rail - Rallus crepitans

Technical Information

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

Archival Information

Cataloged
4 Aug 1999 by Jody Cohen
Digitized
17 Feb 2004 by Claudia Zan
Edited

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