Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris

Recording AV#11357. USA: Virginia; Assateague Island, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (37.889, -75.341)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 11357
AVoCet catalog #AV11357
Audio duration (s)2.3
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well at close quarters
Other noisesurf
Sound types presentbill snapping
sound made while mandibulating and preparing to swallow prey
Grade of best portiongood
noisy
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Ageadult
Determined by: plumage
Behaviorvery tame bird foraging close to boardwalk for prolonged period; threading its way through the short grass, digging for prey and then tossing it around in mandibles, mostly inaudibly but this time making a distinct clacking
Group size1

Environment

Recording dateNovember 13, 2010
Time recorded (24h)16:20h
LocationUSA: Virginia; Assateague Island, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (37.889, -75.341)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)1
Determined by: sea level
Position of sunstarting to go down
Habitatshort-grass salt marsh

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use, with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6