Water Rail
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Characteristics
Colouring Brown streaked upper, grey breast, red bill
Voice Loud, hard and repetitive
Feeds on Insects and molluscs, small voles & bird
Flight Quick, short, low flight
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Family Groups
Water Rail
Water Rail
Page Last Updated 01/07/2017 21:10:00
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Vulnerable
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Species Rallus aquaticus
Category Rails
StdName Water Rail
Vital Statistics
Length 22 to 28 cms
Weight 85 to 190 gms
Wingspan 38 to 45 cms
Lifespan 1 to 6 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
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Region NANNorth America
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Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Water Rail (Species=Rallus aquaticus / Standard Name=Water Rail)