Spotted crake

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The Spotted crake – Porzana porzana is a small species of Type – marshfowl, Family Rallidae and Order Gruiformes. It has an extensive range across Eurasia to Mongolia, it is strongly migratory with the eastern birds wintering in the Indian sub-continent and the western birds in Africa. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in NE Turkey, The S Caucasus and NW Iran, there is a small breeding population in S Iran near some of the Arabian Gulf coastal areas. There are a few small wintering areas in Palestine, N Egypt and NW Morocco, but the main wintering range is from E Sudan down into southern Africa. There is noticeable passage movement across the N African coastal strip and down the Nile Valley / Red Sea corridor.

Type - marshfowl - secretive - nests in dry spot within marshy vegetation, 
Habitat - marshes, sedge beds, 

Order:  Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porzana

Species...Porzana porzana
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