It’s Feathery Friday and we’re going to meet a little bird who calls the wetlands of Europe home. So let’s grab our binoculars and wellies and head off for some bird watching fun!

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spotted crake   Range/Habitat: Europe-Asia-Africa/wetlands, marshes

   Diet: Omnivore: algae, insects, aquatic animals

   Length/Weight: 9-9 ½”/ 2-5 oz

   Conservation Status: common



Fun Facts:

  • Spotted Crakes are small secretive bird.
  • Their feathers camouflage with the reeds and plants of the wetlands.
  • Spotted Crakes bob their heads while they walk.
  • Spotted crakes are crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk).
  • They are not very vocal.
  • Spotted crakes use their bills to find food in the mud.

Spotted Crakes are cute little birds. They fit in perfectly in their habitat. If you were a bird what habitat would you decide to live in?

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Categories: adventure, Animals, birds, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, wetlands, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “FEATHERY FRIDAY #57

  1. If I were a bird, my habitat would be on the couch. I like to collect things and bring them there. Or maybe I would live in the field by my house. There’s lots of goose poop to eat, and sometimes kids come there to play.

    Love and licks,

  2. Aww so cute.

  3. Hello birdie!

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