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Clapper Rail

Râle tapageur

Rallus crepitans

Birds of North America
  • Clapper Rail
  • Clapper Rail
  • Clapper Rail
  • Clapper Rail
  • Clapper Rail

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Clapper Rail

B L W W W Family Latin Name
14.5" 36.8cm 19" 48.3cm 10 oz 283.5g Rallidae Rallus crepitans

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Clapper Rail range

The Clapper Rail is the second largest rail seen in North America, the largest rail is the King Rail. This marsh bird prefers a saltwater habitat. This is one way of separating it from the King Rail, who prefers a freshwater habitat. The King Rail is very similar in appearance to the Clapper Rail. All rails are secretive birds, which makes it very difficult to ever see one in full view. This rail is common in Cuba.

Birds of Cuba