Scientific Name: Porzana porzana Common Name: Spotted Crake
Identifying Features: brown upperparts, blue-grey breast, white spots on face and body, green legs, long toes, short tail.
- These birds probe with their bill in mud or shallow water, also picking up food by sight. They mainly eat insects and aquatic animals.
- Spotted crakes are very secretive in the breeding season, and are then mostly heard rather than seen.
This image was clicked by Imran Shah – via Flickr.
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