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Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus Linnaeus, 1758

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Kieran Nixon 2017-09-27 North Norfolk District (near Holt), Norfolk, England, Norfolk (United Kingdom) (60 m) Nocturnal Recording, flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

387774
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Alain Malengreau 2015-04-07 Hensies, Hainaut, Région wallonne, Hainaut (Belgium) (20 m) call, male, song -

Telinga PRO 5 PIP. Exited male call - song, call of two males , dispute & escape of one male, call of the victorious male.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

235200
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Patrik Åberg 13-04-2009 Amperna, Brevik, Västergötland, Västergötland (Sweden) (? m) call and song (A) -   42669
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Joost van Bruggen 2017-08-02 Achaia, Western Greece, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Achaea (Greece) (0 m) call, male, song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

383382
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Bernard BOUSQUET 2013-11-28 Labenne, Landes forest, Aquitaine, Landes (France) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

156156
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus jesus carrion 2021-01-15 Marjal dels Moros (Sagunt), Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Sagunto (Spain) (0 m) call -

Zona de carrizal con claros, árboles de ribera y masas de agua cercanas

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

616766
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Ignaas Robbe 2020-05-19 Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen, West Flanders (Belgium) (20 m) nocturnal flight call -

Water Rail is a rare / scarce species around here this time of the year. Bird most likely interested in a nearby artificial pool full of frogs. Recorded in an urban area.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

559702
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus W. Agster 2018-11-13 Alter Flugplatz in Frankfurt-Bonames (near Frankfurt am Main), Darmstadt, Hessen, Hesse (Germany) (100 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

442785
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Krzysztof Deoniziak 2017-06-09 Lewsze Peatworks, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Podlaskie (Poland) (140 m) call -

habitat: wetland

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

374832
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Marc Anderson 2014-06-23 Maldon District (near Tolleshunt D'Arcy), Essex, England, Essex (United Kingdom) (10 m) call -

Loud squealing call from reedbed

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

183439
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Krzysztof Deoniziak 2015-04-12 Charbielin, Wielkopolskie Voivodeship, Wielkopolskie (Poland) (90 m) call, male -

habitat: reed bed on wet meadows behaviour: bird calling from reeds

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

235457
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Joost van Bruggen 2019-08-20 Alt Empordà (near San Pedro Pescador), Girona, Cataluña, Gerona (Spain) (0 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

495969
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Tero Linjama 2007-05-24 Sultan Marshes, Kayseri, Kayseri (Turkey) (1100 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

341727
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Ulf Elman 2017-04-15 Grystaviken, Enköping, Uppsala län, Uppsala (Sweden) (0 m) call -

Various pig like screams and grunts. Note that the grunts sit in the frequency interval 200-400Hz and this is beyond most computer loudspeakers, so use headphones or HiFi equipment. Some of the calls are duets (00:00, 01:47), with one bird grunting and the other screaming, while others come from a single bird (01:00, 03:01). Flight calls at 01:39, 02:08. The sound of creaking branches come from Magpies. Same recording site as XC364554.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

364530
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Sean Ronayne 2020-01-04 Estany d'Ivars-Vilasana, El Pla d'Urgell, Catalunya, Lérida (Spain) (240 m) Pip Calls -

playback-used:no

518429
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Ireneusz Oleksik 2019-04-07 Tychy Hetmańska (near Tychy), Tychy, śląskie, Śląskie (Poland) (260 m) flight call -

Nocturnal recording in the city, high pass filter 500 Hz, ZOOM H1n.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

465488
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Steve Thomas 2020-06-09 Great Britain (near Epsom), Surrey, England, Surrey (United Kingdom) (60 m) life stage uncertain, nocturnal flight call, sex uncertain -

Some distance from suitable habitat

567020
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Jarek Matusiak 2012-05-28 Sand mine John (Piaskarnia Janówek), Mazowieckie (Poland) (? m) song (A) - song 102766
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Abel Prampart 2020-08-18 Herbignac, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Loire-Atlantique (France) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

584804
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Albert Lastukhin 2017-04-14 Apanasenkovskiy rayon, Stavropolskiy kray, Kalmykia, Republic of (Russian Federation) (10 m) male, song -

playback-used:no

367972
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Beatrix Saadi-Varchmin 2019-05-04 Zellsee S, near Paterzell, Weilheim-Schongau, Oberbayern, Bayern, Bavaria (Germany) (600 m) call -

cuts of calls in the foreground from a longtime MS-recording of more than two hours (8:08 - 10:25) in between the reed, where several Water Rails live

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

482661
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Bernard BOUSQUET 2015-04-23 Campo de Belchite (near Belchite), Zaragoza, Aragón, Zaragoza (Spain) (260 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

243488
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus Antonio Xeira 2017-11-29 Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau, Bouches-du-Rhône (France) (0 m) call -

Editing: High-pass filter, cutoff frequency 1kHz, some amplification.

Equipment: Olympus WS-822 digital recorder with Audio-technica ATR 6550 shotgun.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

401185
xeno-canto.org
Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus aquaticus julien Rochefort 2016-03-24 Jaulnes, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, Seine-et-Marne (France) (50 m) call -

3 birds probably. Two in one direction, the other responding in the opposite direction ( I have often turned my parabola ! ).

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

309218
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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