Clapper Rail

Rallus longirostris

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

CLRA

Code 6

RALLON

ITIS

HEAD

Clapper Rail Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Red to reddish orange in adult, brown in young birds.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark Gray or Grayish Brown.
  • Forehead Color: Variable, from light gray to dark gray.
  • Nape Color: Brownish gray.
  • Throat Color: White or gray to rufous-brown.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Clapper Rail Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Weight: 269-397 g (9.5-14 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Buff on breast and dark belly with white streaks.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with gray edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

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  • Flight Pattern: Low fluttering flight over short distances with legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray to grayish yellow.
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