Watercock

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.

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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

Watercock Club in Hongdae. More

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 (female or non-breeding male) - Gallicrex cinerea by Mike (NO captive birds) in Thailand.Chumphorn, Thailand. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member). Guest Passes let you share your photos that aren't public. Anyone can see your public photos anytime, whether they're a Flickr member or not. More

Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) is a widespread but scarce resident in India. More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Gallicrex
Species : cinerea
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)
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