- Porzana porzana
22–24 cm (8½-9½ in)
- Mottled brown upperparts
- Bluish-grey face underparts with brown bars and white spots
- Greyish face and crown
- White spots on chest
- White fore-edge on wing
- Short bill with red base and yellow tip
- Buff patch under tail
- Green legs
Freshwater wetlands with shallow water and dense vegetation.
Short distances of fluttery flight action.
The diet includes aquatic invertebrates, insects, snails, worms, small fish and plant materials.
They nest in a dry location in marsh vegetation, laying 6-15 eggs.They are Monogamous during the breeding season and very territorial.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
- RSPB Bird guide
- Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2020) Spotted Crake. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 December 2020 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Spotted_Crake