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Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus

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The Water Rail can be infuriatingly difficult to see, although it is not especially shy, its invisibility is a product of its preferred habitat of dense reedbeds and waterside vegetation. Long, slim, reddish bill immediately distinguishes it from other rails and crakes. Sexes similar. Voice a wide range of loud grunts, squeals and screams.

Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus

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