Spotted Crake

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.

Fun Facts:

  • 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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