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Synonyms for corncrake

common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields

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THE corncrake could one day be as dead a dodo in Ireland if male birds continue to disappear, new figures reveal.
In a written submission, he added: "Exceptionally rare are corncrakes, always known in the Carse of Lecropt (a nearby village), migrating to the Western Isles and heard by local farmers.
A Corncrake sang on Anglesey for two weeks last month, and was seen on several occasions.
In addition, the open grassland habitats around the restoration area will be reconnected to form more than 300 ha of continuous open grasslands for breeding corncrakes improving local habitat connectivity and overall Natura 2000 site integrity.
The Outer Hebrides is one of the last strongholds of the corncrake, which has become increasingly scarce on the British mainland because of intensive agriculture.
Visitors watching the spectacular nesting seabirds and tumbling choughs at RSPB South StacK last weeK had the rare opportunity to hear a corncraKe calling in the long grass, though seeing it proved a challenge.
Related to the moorhen, corncrakes are very secretive, spending most of their time hidden in tall vegetation, their presence only betrayed by their rasping call.
Corncrakes make a gruelling migration from southern African countries and are the only breeding bird species in this country that is threatened with global extinction.
It's home to a number of pairs of endangered corncrakes and it has some beautiful beaches," revealed estate agent Kelly.
Nor do I recall there being many corncrakes for the SNH anoraks to study around Arthur's Seat, whereas they're now returning in record numbers to Wester Ross.
He would not hear one in Worcestershire today because corncrakes cling on only in the Outer Hebrides.
Despite the racket of the males, corncrakes are shy birds, rarely seen.
Figures released in response to a Freedom of Information request show the area with the largest concentration of corncrakes in the country are islands off Donegal where 86 calling males were detected during the summer including 43 spotted on Inishbofin and Inishdooey.
Cirl Buntings sang on Bryn Pydew, a bird now found no closer than South Devon, while Corncrakes "were creaking in many localities", yet its nearest strongholds are now in the Hebrides.
Farmland bird populations have fallen by half, some of our best loved native birds including cuckoos, house sparrows and nightingales are in sharp decline and once widespread species like corncrakes, turtle doves and red backed shrike are desperately clinging on in small pockets.