Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Watercock Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gallicrex cinerea
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Watercock is a large swamp bird(adult bird length approximately 43 cm, wing 20 cm, bill 3.5 cm, tarsus 7 cm, tail 7.5 cm). The breeding male turns greyish-black overall. It feeds on seeds and shoots of water plants and paddy, molluscs, worms and water insects. It breeds in June-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Eveny Luis(www.xeno-canto.org/Eveny Luis), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.