clapper rail
noun Etymology: from its rattle-like call Date: 1813 a grayish-brown long-billed American rail (Rallus longirostris) that inhabits coastal marshes

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  • Clapper Rail — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Clapper rail — Clapper Clap per, n. 1. A person who claps. [1913 Webster] 2. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of {Bell}. [1913 Webster] {Clapper rail} (Zo[ o]l.), an Americam …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clapper rail — noun Etymology: clapper (I) + rail : any of several large long billed New World rails; specifically : a dull plumaged form (Rallus longirostris) common on salt marshes of the Atlantic coast of the U.S. see california clapper rail …   Useful english dictionary

  • clapper rail — amerikinė vištelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rallus longirostris angl. clapper rail vok. Klapperralle, f rus. пастушок трескун, m pranc. râle gris, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgasnapės vištelės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • clapper rail — a long billed rail, Rallus longirostris, of coastal marshes of the Americas, having a harsh, cackling cry. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • California Clapper Rail — Taxobox name = California Clapper Rail status = EN | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Gruiformes familia = Rallidae genus = Rallus species = R. longirostris subspecies = R. l.… …   Wikipedia

  • california clapper rail — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st C : a large short tailed clapper rail (Rallus obsoletus) of the Pacific coast of No. America from Puget Sound to Lower California …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rail — Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clapper — Clap per, n. 1. A person who claps. [1913 Webster] 2. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of {Bell}. [1913 Webster] {Clapper rail} (Zo[ o]l.), an Americam species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rail — rail1 railless, adj. raillike, adj. /rayl/, n. 1. a bar of wood or metal fixed horizontally for any of various purposes, as for a support, barrier, fence, or railing. 2. a fence; railing. 3. one of two fences marking the inside and outside… …   Universalium

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