Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Spotted crakes (Porzana porzana) are usually observed singly or in pairs in dense grass, at the edge of dams and marshes and seasonally flooded grassland. A characteristic is their deliberate, long walking strides with jerky head movements.
Diet: Earthworms, small fish, seeds and spiders.
Description: Medium-sized crake. Fine white spots and streaks on feathers, forehead, hind neck and side.
Breeding: Breeds outside of Namibia.
Size: 23cm. Weight: 85g.
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