Their breeding habitat is swamps across south Asia from Pakistan, the Republic of India and Sri Lanka to south China, Japan and Indonesia. They nest in a dry location on the ground in marsh vegetation, laying 3-6 eggs. These large rails are mainly permanent residents throughout their range.
The Watercock is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
The Watercock Gallicrex cinerea is a waterbird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. It is the only member of the genus Gallicrex. Their breeding habitat is swamps across south Asia from Pakistan, the Republic of India and Sri Lanka to south China, Japan and Indonesia. They nest in a dry location on the ground in marsh vegetation, laying 3-6 eggs. These large rails are mainly permanent residents throughout their range. More
Watercock are quite secretive, but are sometimes seen out in the open. They are noisy birds, especially at dawn and dusk, with a loud, gulping call. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Gallicrex cinerea. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. More
Watercock - Definition = Watercock Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae Genus: Gallicrex Species: cinerea Binomial name Gallicrex cinerea More
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Watercock Gallicrex cinerea - Adult male in breeding plumage Watercock Photographer : More
Watercock needs protection March 08, 2004 By Ahmed Ikram, BLUEPEACE This year’s Iruvai (north east monsoon) has brought dozens of watercock’s (Gallicrex cinerea) to the island of Mulee in Meemu Atoll. Locally known as “Kulhee Kukulhu” in the Maldives. Watercock was declared as a protected bird in 2003 by the Government of Maldives buts it rarity of appearance has lead to the islanders of Mulee to mistake the birds for Karaa Kanbili (Foreign Waterhen). More
username password login | Cancel WatercockWatercock Is In Front Of The Playground Next To Hongik University. Click the point on the map to get Directions. More
Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) is a widespread but scarce resident in India. More