King Rail Rallus elegans. This "chuck-chuck" call earned the bird the name "stage driver," a true throwback to another time. Weight: 10-18 ounces. It is probable that the attendants of the king had spread a tent for him upon the plateau, and had brought food for the day along with them]; for there is a sound of abundance of rain [Heb. Several Routes, Link light rail, Sounder North, Sounder South & Tacoma Link light rail Meanwhile, this recording at the Macaulay Library may represent the hoot of King Rail, but the bird making the sound was not seen, so it’s not even certain that the sound was made by a rail. This secretive brown-and-gray marsh bird is a Sora, but drab it is not. hum, an onomatopoetic word - of rain. Life Expectancy: 5-9 years of age. Food: Crustaceans, fish fry, amphibians, insects and many seeds of weeds and aquatic plants. After an unsuccessful proposal in 1995, the agency's plan for regional light rail, commuter rail, and express bus service, named "Sound Move", was approved in November 1996. Use this chart to troubleshoot Proto-Sound 1 (more commonly referred to as Proto-Sound or original Proto-Sound). The effect on Sound Transit, which operates light rail, heavy rail, and express buses throughout much of Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties, … Brown and red-brown mottled upperparts. A descending whinny emanates from the depths of cattails and rushes, but the source of this sound rarely shows itself. product line in mid-2000 with Proto-Sound 2.0 equipped locomotives. Nineteenth-century farmers likened one of the King Rail's many calls to the sound of a rider or teamster clucking to horses. When it finally pokes its head out of the reeds its bright yellow bill might have you thinking about Halloween candy corns. Status: State endangered (nesting populations). Sound Transit was created in 1993 by King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to build a regional rapid transit system. MTH Rail King Southern Pacific Gs-4 Steamer w/Tender, Proto Sound, #30-1119-1 5 out of 5 stars (1) 1 product ratings - MTH Rail King Southern Pacific Gs-4 Steamer w/Tender, Proto Sound, #30-1119-1 Announcement Nov 25 - 12:00 p.m.. Holiday Service - Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Thanksgiving. Similar looking birds to King Rail: Clapper Rail Adult, Ridgway's Rail Adult, Virginia Rail Adult Similar Species to King Rail, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Photos comparing this bird species with similar or confusing species, including captions that point out … Feeds in shallow water or mudflats exposed at low tide. Hoot. for a voice of a noise - הָמון; cf. King Rail: Large rail with long, orange-based bill. Underparts are orange-brown with strongly barred black, white flanks. Wingspan: 21-25 inches. Habitat: Freshwater marshes and brackish tidal marshes. 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