Corn crake

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The Corn crake – Crex crex is a medium sized species of rail of Type – marshfowl, Family Rallidae and Order Gruiformes. It has a very extensive Breeding Range from W Europe to E Asia, and migrates to winter in southern Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in the S Caucasus, elsewhere it is occasionally encountered on passage. It has declined rapidly due to changing harvesting practices destroying nests before nesting is completed.

Type - marshfowl - secretive - nests on the ground hidden in grasses
Habitat - grasslands, especially hay fields, 

Order:  Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Crex

Species...Crex crex
Corn crake - Species - ebird.org
Corn crake - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Corn crake - Wildlife - rspb.org.uk
Corn crake - Environment - irishtimes.com
Corn crake - Sounds & Maps xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Corn crake - Images - google.com
Corn crake - Video - youtube.com
Corn crake - Datazone - birdlife.org
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