Spotted Crake

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Spotted Crake

Smaller and shorter than Water Rail. Compact, oval-shaped crake, with soft-toned plumage profusely spotted white. Under tail-coverts conspicuously buff, Bill yellow, with red spot at base of upper mandible.

Seen in September on a number of days in 2015 at Rocky Outcrop Canal Route, hard to say if it is a regular visitor further visits by birders at this time of year may help to inform. Ideal habitat for migrant passage 

Classification :

Reduced Chance (RC) May see it, low in numbers , may be seasonal, and a little luck is required.

© Brendan Searson 2017