Uncommon passage migrant and locally breeding resident; rare winter visitor. A very small reed swamp bird, often detected due to the male’s loud accelerating croaking song. May use extremely small wetlands to rest on migration.
Where in Kuwait
Predominantly in areas with brackish pools with reed habitat, generally in the Jahra area but also where suitable habitat may be found on passage and as far west as the desert oasis.
In the world
It has an extremely large range and most populations of this species are fully migratory and migrate to wintering grounds. These birds probe with their bill in mud or shallow water, also picking up food by sight. They mainly eat insects and small aquatic animals.
Observations, notes, photos
A Little Crake that visited us on Qaru island the 27th July 2011.
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