King Rail

Rallus elegans
King Rail specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common resident in brackish and freshwater marshes in tidewater areas of the Eastern Shore. Breeds from early May to mid-August. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

The first record is for the adult on the left; the second is for the juvenile at the lower right.
Date:  12/2/1914
Collected By:  WT Lindsay
Locality:  Bryan's Point, MD
Sex:  Not recorded
Catalog ID:  236691
 
Date:  6/23/1893
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Kidwell Flats nr Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Sex:  Male pullet (downy young)
Catalog ID:  237999