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Water Rail Crake Bird

Water Rail Crake Bird

A slender rail with long red legs, a long neck and a long red-and-black bill. The tail is cocked as it walks, exposing a single triangular panel of buffy-white feathers. The upperparts are dark olive-brown from crown to tail...

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Spotted Crake Bird

Spotted Crake Bird

Slightly smaller than Water Rail, with rather long wings and a longish tail which is often cocked. The bill is short, orange-yellow with a red base of varying intensity in adults, and brownish in juveniles...

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Corn Crake Bird

Corn Crake Bird

In size and shape the Corn crake resembles a thickset, short-billed Water Rail, with long legs and a fairly long neck, which is craned upwards when calling. The wings are chestnut, and their colour obvious when seen in flight...

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Moorhen Crake Bird

Moorhen Crake Bird

A familiar medium sized rail, roughly between Coot and Water Rail in size. It is a dark slaty-grey on the neck and underparts, blacker on the head, and shows two striking white flashes on the undertail, separated centrally by black...

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Coot Crake Bird

Coot Crake Bird

A rather buoyant, fat-looking bird, completely uniform charcoal-black with an obvious white bill and frontal shield on the forehead...

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