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Rail, Black
 
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Scientific Name:
Laterallus jamaicensis
Location(s):
Alaska, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, California, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Florida, Georgia (State), Global, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Read more
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IUCN
25,000-100,000 jamaicensis (unpublished report 'Waterbird Conservation for the Americas 2001' cited in Wetlands International 2002); plus <10,000 coturniculus (Eddleman et al. 1994). ...
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Wikipedia
Black Rails appear to be omnivorous, feeding primarily on small invertebrates but also on seeds of some marsh plants. They are preyed upon by many avian (including hawks, egrets, and herons) and mammalian (including foxes and cats) predators and rely on the cover of thick marsh vegetation for protection. They are territorial and call loudly and frequently during the mating season. ...
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