A large greyish rail (bird) of American coastal marshes, which has a distinctive clattering rattle-like call.
- Rallus longirostris, family Rallidae.
- The California clapper rail is a secretive marsh bird with a distinctive call.
- Our biologists are working with Mexican and American partners now to recover the light-footed clapper rail, the Quino checkerspot butterfly, the ocelot, and many other species.
- At present, so much water is sucked from the Colorado that the river often fails to reach the Sea of Cortez, dooming species like the endangered desert pupfish and the Yuma clapper rail.
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