King Rail

ID Info
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King Rail

Rallus elegans
  • ORDER: Gruiformes
  • FAMILY: Rallidae
Basic Description

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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Other Names
  • Rascón Elegante (Spanish)
  • Râle élégant (French)
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