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The Holy Grail - Ok then, Water Rail :-)) by 120SQN. Alternate name
Rallus aquaticus Scientific name 
Gruiiformes Order
Rallidae Family   
23-26 cm              Length
Wetlands, marsh, reedbeds, Habitat
Up to 12 eggs Clutch
Mainly small aquatic invertebrates. Food Diet
Shy but often noisy when in cover. Habits
2856 WORLD No
Least concern Status

view photos Photo by 120SQN   February 27, 2008 all rights reserved

Video by safe99house all rights reserved

Water Rail, subadult nominate by Pia's birdseye view.

view photos Photo by Pia's birdseye view  Apr 08 all rights reserved

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view photos Photo by sparkyfaisca   Mar 09 all rights reserved

 Water Rail song
(Rallus aquaticus)
Niels Krabbe XC25688
14-05-1982, Denmark


Water Rail subtle calls
(Rallus aquaticus aquaticus)
Stuart Fisher XC26576
05-01-2007, United Kingdom

Water Rail song
(Rallus aquaticus)
Patrik ?erg XC26928
18-04-1976, Sweden


Water Rail sharming call
(Rallus aquaticus)
Stuart Fisher XC31165
xx-06-2003, United Kingdom

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