Pellet casting by king and clapper rails

The Auk



The King Rail (Rallus elegans) and Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris), whose major food is crustaceans, reject the exoskeletal fragments of these animals through the regurgitation of pellets. Seven King Rail pellets collected in Dorchester County, Maryland, averaged 2.0 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Pellet casting by king and clapper rails
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4082461
Volume 79
Issue 1
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 113
Last page 113
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