PORTFOLIO > Silent Spring, Damoiseaux: Birds at risk 2020

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Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis, Râle jaune
Laser-cut acrylic and archival pigment on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, also available as a print
18 1/4 x 10 1/4 in 46,5 x 26,2 cm
2020

Status: Threatened Quebec, Special Concern Canada, Near Threatened USA

Yellow Rail is one of the most secretive birds in North America. Its population has declined in this century because of the loss of habitat (grassy marshes, meadows). Localized race in central Mexico is probably endangered if not extinct. Near threatened in the US, its cousin Black Rail is endangered in New York State.

Source: www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/yellow…