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
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

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


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