corn crake



a short-billed Eurasian rail, Crex crex, frequenting grainfields.

Origin of corn crake

First recorded in 1545–55
Also called land rail. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a common Eurasian rail, Crex crex, of fields and meadows, with a buff speckled plumage and reddish wings
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