- a short-billed Eurasian rail, Crex crex, frequenting grainfields.
Origin of corn crake
Examples from the Web for corncrake
Historical Examples of corncrake
Only the sharp cry of the corncrake broke the solemnity of the night.The Northern Iron
George A. Birmingham
The water-rail, and corncrake or land-rail, are also allied to the Gallinules.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
The hay harvest in July is a cause of much disturbance to the Corncrake.Among the Birds in Northern Shires
Now he never goes across the sea at all, and do you see the corncrake?
I'm all alone here except for my swallow and cuckoo and corncrake.
- a common Eurasian rail, Crex crex, of fields and meadows, with a buff speckled plumage and reddish wings