Kōrero: Wetland birds

Marsh crake

Marsh crake

The marsh crake or koitareke is even smaller than the spotless crake, and so secretive it is rarely seen. The New Zealand subspecies is endemic, but little is known of its habits. It calls at dusk and into the night – one call is a harsh trilling sound.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031400
Photograph by Peter J. Moore

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Rails and crakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14657/marsh-crake (accessed 28 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015