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King Rail

Rallus elegans ORDER: GRUIFORMES FAMILY: RALLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A large rail of freshwater marshes, the King Rail has declined alarmingly in much of its range over the last 40 years.

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Calls

  • Calls
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Calls include a long series of evenly spaced clacks, a short series of deep grunting notes, and a click and trill.

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