Scientific Name: Gallicrex cinerea Common Name: Watercock
Identifying Features: black-grey body, yellow legs and bill, front portion of head is red
- These birds probe with their bill in mud or shallow water. They mainly eat insects and small fish and seeds. They forage on the ground.
- Watercock are quite secretive, but are sometimes seen out in the open. They are noisy birds, especially at dawn and dusk, with a loud, gulping call.
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