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BIRDS OF THE WORLD BOREAL FOREST - Porzana porzana - Spotted Crake

Crakes are skulking birds living in thick cover and flying only short distances, except when on migration. Their capability for sustained flight is shown by the Carolina crake's trans-Atlantic flights; many have been recorded in the British Isles. The spotted crake has made trips in the opposite direction, turning up in Greenland and the West Indies.

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