Clapper Rail | The Salt Marsh

Clapper rails live their whole lives in the salt marsh. They even nest in clumps of Spartina just above the water. The downy black young are hard to see against the dark marsh mud. Both the adults and young walk and swim through the marsh, but hardly ever fly. They are also known as mud hens and have been hunted by humans for food.

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