Corncrake (Crex crex)

Appearance:

About half the size of Partridge with brownish plumage, bluish grey supercilium and breast sides. Flanks barred in white, back heavily streaked. Rufous wings obvious in flight. Seldom seen due to secretive behaviour, but song very noticeable.

Sound:

Characteristic song can be heard at night. A rasping, hoarse "crex-crex" repeated about every second for long periods of time.

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-photo:aigledayres, Licence,Link.

Sounds:Recorded by Edmunds Racinskis

Facts:
Length (cm):
27-30
Wingspan (cm):
46-53
Weight (gram):
120-200
Size group:
Thrush-size
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