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Corncrake

  


Name: Corncrake

Scientific name: Crex crex

Type: Crake

Color: Brown,Red

Habitat: Water

Size: 29cm




Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


Description:

Skulking land rail, larger than Quail, but similar to crakes in shape and general character. Rarely seen out of cover unless flushed. Flight, which is seldom seen, can suggest a young gamebird, but note chestnut wing-coverts and often dangling legs. Otherwise only noticeable by characteristic breeding call.




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