Its breeding habitat is not marshes as with most crakes, but, as the name implies, meadows and arable farmland. It breeds across Europe and western Asia, migrating to Africa in winter. It is in steep decline across most of its range because modern farming practices mean that nests and birds are destroyed by mowing or harvesting before breeding is finished. The best place to look for or listen for them in the UK is in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. In Ireland, the best place to hear the birds is the island of Inishbofin, Galway, off the coast of County Galway. In 2008 a decline of about 8% in the number of calling males was noticed.

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The Corncrake is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

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How many corncrakes are left in the wild? Where do the corncrake spend the winter? Post a question - any question - to the WikiAnswers community: Copyrights: Dictionary. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2007, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Read more Animal Encyclopedia. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. More

RSPB Oronsay reserve1019396 Corncrakes, RSPB Oronsay reserveWarden measuring height of crops in corncrake cover plots, RSPB Onziebust reserve * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K More

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Corncrake in iris bed, Tiree, Scotland The recovery of the corncrake population in Scotland, which started in the early 1990s, is continuing. A translocation project is underway to assist the return of the corncrake to England. Corncrakes are closely related to moorhens and coots. They spend the winter in Africa, returning to the UK in spring. The males arrive in April, and start singing to attract a female as they return from migration. More

Corncrakes are very secretive, breeding and generally hiding in tall vegetation, swiftly scurrying from one patch to dive into the next. They are heard much more often than they are seen. Usually the sound heard day and night is the distinctive creaking or rasping call of the male Corncrake trying to attract a mate. More

corncrake - common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fieldsCrex crex, land railcrake - any of several short-billed Old World railsCrex, genus Crex - corncrakes Translationscorncrake N → guión m de codornices How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Corncrake Cottage is a newly completed house situated in the traditional crofting township of Howmore on the west coast of South Uist. Sleeping up to four in comfort, the house is located within a 5 minute walk of one of Uist More

Corncrake found in Manchester car park = 22/10/2008 07:03:59birds/birds_september_2008/corncrake_pensthorpe Corncrake found in Manchester. Credit Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. Lost corncrake finds safe haven at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve October 2008. A corncrake found wandering around a restaurant car park in Manchester in September, has been given a safe haven at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve near Fakenham. The corncrake is the only globally threatened bird to breed in the UK. More

A shy summer visitor, the corncrake now only nests in the more peaceful meadowlands of the rural north and west - driven from its former range by increasingly mechanized farming. On warm summer evenings at the turn of the century, the monotonous, rasping crek crek of the elusive country folk, so numerous were these birds. Large numbers of shy visitor from Africa would arrive to make their summer home among thick stands of grass and rough vegetation throughout Britain. More

* Corncrake in lyrics * Corncrake on stamps * Corncrake on coins * Corncrake in the press * Anecdotes on the Corncrake Corncrake in lyrics Die Wiesenralle, Knarrer, Schnärz Kommt erst im Mai anstatt im März Als Wachtelkönig, als crex-crex, Hat sie viel Namen beinah sechs. More

Male and female corncrakes are very similar in appearance; both have light yellowish-brown plumage, and the face and upper parts of the breast are pale grey. In flight their long dangling legs, chestnut wings and buff coloured underparts are visible ... More

Supported by: BirdLife International Corncrake Conservation Team Abstract: The international Corncrake Monitoring Project aims at annual counts of calling males in the same sample areas. The selection of which sample areas should be included in the census is free, but they should at least be representative for the whole region where it is situated. The size of the sample areas should be not too small. Preferably they should have a size which can be counted during one night. More

Corncrake conservation plan to cost €200,000 = In this section » = * Arsonist guilty of manslaughter * Memorial for IRA bombers splits opinion in Enniscorthy * Hospital removes Christ statue GORDON DEEGAN THE DEPARTMENT of the Environment yesterday confirmed that it is to spend over €200,000 on a conservation programme for one of Ireland’s most endangered species More

Corncrakes - Rare Birds at Risk in the UK = Threatened Species to Receive Help in Traditional Farming Areas - Share Article | Mar 17, 2010 Jennifer Young Corncrakes have declined dramatically in the UK and are now confined to the extreme west of Scotland. Conservation programmes are in place to increase falling numbers. Corncrakes are among the rarest and most threatened birds in Britain. More

Corncrake fights back from extinction = 'Crake, crake' may yet be a more common sound. - By Jack Watkins Published: 11:23AM BST 25 Jun 2009 Corncrakes have benefited and suffered from man's agricultural activitiesMowed down: corncrakes have benefited and suffered from man's agricultural activities Photo: ANDREW STOCK, SWLA Few people born in the second half of the 20th century can boast familiarity with the call of a corncrake. More

Corncrake regains toehold in English countryside = 08/03/2007 00:00:00 Corncrake facts - * As the harbingers of Spring, the call of the male corncrake was once a common sound in the meadows of lowland England, heralding their arrival back from their wintering sites in Africa. More

After the 1930s corncrakes were lost from most of England, southern Wales and from large areas of Scotland. They are currently fairly common only in the northern and western islands of Scotland. This decline coincided with the increased use of farm machinery to cut hay meadows. Meadows were also cut earlier, which caused massive losses of adults, juveniles and nests. More

will be drawn on the corncrake - endangered bird species in the world. The bird, which reaches its highest nesting density in the floodplain meadows, during this week will be inventoried not only by the project staff, but also by the Minister of Environment, local farmers and nature observers throughout the Latvia. Hear the corncrake! = When celebrating the World Environment Day the particular attention will be drawn on the corncrake - endangered bird species in the world. More

Recording of a Corncrake in north of the Isle of Lewis by local Galson Trust ranger Julie Sievewright This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio Artist/Composer: Julie Sievewright Date: 2007-04-27 Keywords: corncrake; bird noise; isle of lewis Creative Commons license: Public Domain Individual Files - Whole Item Format Size Corncrake_64kb. More

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Corncrake back from the brink of extinction = Published on Sat Jun 21 12:24:37 BST 2008 AN old-fashioned bird thought to have long disappeared from the Fenland countryside has been brought back from the edge of extinction. AN old-fashioned bird thought to have long disappeared from the Fenland countryside has been brought back from the edge of extinction. More

Corncrake Conservation Project = Job Title Corncrake Fieldworker – East Donegal Duration of Contract 5 months - TBC Location East Donegal Likely Start Date 1st May Interviews to be held Week commencing 25 February 2008 Objective: To survey the breeding population of Corncrakes in the area and promote and monitor farming practices that will increase breeding success and survival. More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Crex
Species : crex
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)