Name: Corncrake

Scientific name: Crex crex

Type: Crake

Color: Brown,Red

Habitat: Water

Size: 29cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


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.