First Documentation of Eastern Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis jamaicensis) Breeding in South Carolina, USA in More Than a Century

  title={First Documentation of Eastern Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis jamaicensis) Breeding in South Carolina, USA in More Than a Century},
  author={Christine E. Hand and Elizabeth Znidersic and Amy K. Tegeler},
This study documented the first breeding of Eastern Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis jamaicensis) in South Carolina, USA in more than a century. Previously, the only accepted nesting record in the state consisted of a single nest collected during 1903. Using motion-activated camera traps, we captured 942 photographs of Black Rails and documented Black Rail chicks during the summers of 2015 and 2016, and juveniles that were flightless, but nearly fully-feathered in 2016. Although… 
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