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The Clapper Rail - And Others

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Seven species of rails inhabit coastal North Carolina, including the clapper, king, Virginia, and sora. Rails are often called marsh hens because of their salt marsh habitats and chicken-like build and are more easily heard than seen. Of the rails, the clapper is most popular with hunters. Amundson discusses the rail's history, characteristics, nesting, food habits, enemies, and game-bird qualities.