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Ecological notes on mixed populations of king rails and clapper rails in Delaware Bay marshes

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4082827

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Abstract

The closely related King Rail (Rallus elegans) and Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) are characteristic of distinct types of habitat in the coastal plain along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Ordinarily, King Rails are found in both fresh and brackish tidal marshes, and Clapper Rails in tidal salt marshes. In a few areas, however, intermediate brackish-salt marshes occur where King and Clapper rails may be found together.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ecological notes on mixed populations of king rails and clapper rails in Delaware Bay marshes
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4082827
Volume:
79
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1962
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
453
Last page:
457