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Definition of crepitans
crepitansRail 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 Rallus, and of
closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
Note: The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is
called also bilcock, skitty coot, and brook
runner. The best known American species are the
clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus lonqirostris,
var. crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail (R.
elegans) (called also fresh-water marshhen); the
lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail (R. Virginianus);
and the Carolina, or sora, rail (Porzana Carolina).
Land rail (Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.
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