clapper rail

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clapper rail

n.
A bird (Rallus longirostris) of coastal marshes of North, Central, and South America, having brownish plumage, a long bill, and a clattering cry.
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Durante la prospeccion de la parte media de la Laguna Cuyutlan, una gran laguna costera en Colima, Mexico, entre 2003 y 2006, documentamos la anidacion de 15 especies de aves acuaticas que no pertenecer a la familia Laridae: Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Egretta tricolor, Egretta thula, Egretta caerulea, Ardea alba, Bubulcus ibis, Nycticorax nycticorax, Nyctanassa violacea, Butorides virescens, Platalea ajaja, Eudocimus albus, Dendrocygna autumnalis, Rallus longirostris, Charadrius alexandrinus e Himantopus mexicanus.
They precisely indicate four species of waterbirds nesting in Laguna de Cuyutlan: Magnificent Frigatebird, Clapper/King Rail (either part of Rallus longirostris Boddaert 1783, or of R.