from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old name of the small water-rail or crake of Europe, and now a specific name of the same. See Ortygometra, 2, and Crex.
  • noun [capitalized] An extensive genus of rails of the family Rallidæ, founded by Vieillot in 1816, having a short stout bill; the crakes.

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  • noun spotted crakes


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  • The Netherlands alone has recorded over four hundred and forty species of avifauna, including the threatened Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Garganey (Anas querquedula), Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), Corn bunting (Miliaria calandra), and Spotted crake (Porzana porzana).

    Atlantic mixed forests 2008

  • Other species include corncrake Crex crex, spotted crake Porzana porzana, red-breasted flycatcher Ficedula parva, nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, Bohemian waxwing, marsh warbler Achrocephalus palustris and Blyth’s reed warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden 2008


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