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Spotted crake - Porzana porzana My first new species for 2021. This beautiful small waterbird is a migratory bird nesting in march vegetation. I noticed it at the end of a small lake in a city park in Sofia, overgrown with reeds. During nesting they are quite secretive, easier to spot during migration. Animal,Animalia,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chordata,Geotagged,Gruiformes,Migratory bird,Nature,Outdoors,Porzana porzana,Rallidae,Spotted crake,Waterbird,Wildlife,Winter,marsh Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Spotted crake - Porzana porzana

My first new species for 2021. This beautiful small waterbird is a migratory bird nesting in march vegetation. I noticed it at the end of a small lake in a city park in Sofia, overgrown with reeds. During nesting they are quite secretive, easier to spot during migration.

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  1. Very nice , also Good to see your photos again. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ernst. Recently I was very busy and had no time for photography. I hope I can now spend more time on the hobby! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Fantastic shot! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! Posted 6 months ago
  3. No way! That was also my first new European bird of the year, just a few days ago! I was going to upload my photo, but yours is much better anyway, well done! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you, Thibaud! Posted 6 months ago
  4. Beautiful - stunning! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you, Barry! Posted 6 months ago
  5. Lovely Jivko. great shot! Posted 5 months ago

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The spotted crake is a small waterbird of the family Rallidae. The scientific name is derived from Venetian terms for small rails. The spotted crake's breeding habitat is marshes and sedge beds across temperate Europe into western Asia. They nest in a dry location in marsh vegetation, laying 6–15 eggs. This species is migratory, wintering in Africa and Pakistan.

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Mar 20, 2021. Captured Mar 20, 2021 07:46 in ul. „Henrik Ibsen“, 1407 Yuzhen, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/4.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1250
  • 400mm