spotted crake


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spotted crake

n
(Animals) a Eurasian rail, Porzana porzana, of swamps and marshes, having a buff speckled plumage and dark brown wings
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Noun1.spotted crake - Eurasian rail of swamps and marshesspotted crake - Eurasian rail of swamps and marshes
crake - any of several short-billed Old World rails
genus Porzana, Porzana - spotted crakes
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We've already uncovered a few rarities through the years, such as spotted crake and the great otter spider, but the more records we have the better, even of relatively common species.
SNAPS of a spotted crake photographed in Larkana and a white-throated kingfisher in Thatta on display at the exhibition.
Saltholme's spotted crake has been busily mooching around the reedbeds near the Watchpoint hide, but also occasionally takes to the air when chased by a grumpy water rail.
| While we marched in London, RSPB Conwy had a rarity weekend, with a showy Spotted Crake, Little Stint, Knot and Short-eared Owl.
There could be Baillon's Crake or Little or Spotted Crake and Water Rail, all of which have, to date, eluded me in Egypt.
"We're also delighted that our habitat management elsewhere on the reserve is currently giving a home to a spotted crake - a scarce migrant visitor to Wales."
Some of our favorite animals such as bats, hamsters, rabbits, rats, ocelots, deer, skunks, bobcats, Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, American Woodcock, and Spotted Crake, along with moths, beetles, flies, and other insects are crepuscular.
On the border, a spotted crake has been at RSPB Inner Marsh Farm.
A crake found dead at Aberdyfi in 1932 was initially identified as a Baillon's crake, then labelled a spotted crake and, thanks to its appearance at a Christmas quiz, it has now been added to the Welsh list as a sora rail from North America!