Water Rail Adult
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 10th - 11th August 2018 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 





Taken at Lochwinnoch
on 1st February 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 28th August 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

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Water Rail
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Rallus aquaticus.
Gruiformes.
Rallidae.

Site Of Nest:

Food:



Plumage:

Eggs:
Wetland with still or slow-moving fresh or brackish water and dense, tall vegetation.
Omnivores,although they mainly feed on animals including leeches, worms, gastropods, small crustaceans, spiders, and a wide range of both terrestrial and aquatic insects and their larvae. Small vertebrates such as amphibians, fish, birds and mammals may be killed or eaten as carrion.

Wikipedia.
Laying dates vary with location, from late March to June.
Off-white to pink-buff, with reddish-brown blotches at the broader end.
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Voice: