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Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) occurs in coastal marshes from California to Texas and up the Atlantic Seaboard. Unlike the very similar King Rail, this species shows a definite preference for salt water or sometimes brackish water. The first 3 shots on this page were taken at Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co., Texas, in October, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens. Its common name comes from its vocalization which sounds somewhat like a person clapping their hands.
The next 2 shots of a Clapper Rail were taken on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in May, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Goose Island State Park,
Aransas Co., Texas
10 November 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Goose Island State Park,
Aransas Co., Texas
10 November 2015
Clapper Rail
Rallus longirostris
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
4 April 2017