Where is that squealling Pig? | Neville James-Davies
This week, I am going to feature a species which is a well camouflaged skulker, easily missed but packed with character - the shy Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus). The genus name comes from ‘rallus’, the Latin word for thin, which relates to the ability to literally compress the body to allow it to move through the dense vegetation. The species name is the Latin word for ‘living by the water’.