FEATHERY FRIDAY #57
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!
MEET THE SPOTTED CRAKE!
Diet: Omnivore: algae, insects, aquatic animals
Length/Weight: 9-9 ½”/ 2-5 oz
Conservation Status: common
- 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?