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Checklist S24728448

 
Location
Liberty SP, Hudson County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:26 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 2 minute(s)
Distance:
0.8 mile(s)
Observers:
Dominic Garcia-Hall
Comments:
No evidence of migration today.
Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.8
Species
41 species total
X
X
1
X
5
1

Large rail appeared very briefly in scope-view as I was studying SBDOs. Initial impressions were strikingly different from any east coast clapper I've seen; no grey at all to face. Clean rusty cheek, small white throat with neck tawny on ventral side and richer rufous dorsally. Overall bird was a very tawny, rufuscent hue. Most notable was the orange mantle and back with neat black-centred scapulars. Barring on side of vent/belly seemed strong but bird never turned fully to face me. Also, but probably not relevant/diagnostic, was that bird seemed v bulky compared to dowitchers behind it. Bird disappeared into phrags on western edge of the HQ marsh - managed to snap on cellphone shot through scope.

Is this bird possibly an offsrpring of Bayonne Cling pair that has dispersed from natal site? Certainly a lot of king genes being expressed here if so.
Or is a lack of suitable freshwater marsh in the region is forcing King rails to colonize saltwater marsh at times?

© Dominic Garcia-Hall

Average Quality
30
2
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
25
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
5
X
X
20
X
2
10
1
2
1
1
1
1
24
2

juves.

1
1
2

© Dominic Garcia-Hall

Average Quality

countersinging

Behaviors:
song, call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Playback:
Not used
1
X
X
1
300
X
1
3
1
1
5
X
 

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Yes