Corn Crake Crex crex (Linnaeus, 1758)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: COCR.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Gruiformes   >   Family Rallidae   >   Genus Crex   

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Maryland has a single record of this rare and secretive Eurasian/African species. The individual was collected in Stockton, Worcester Co. (formerly Hursley) in November 1900. The record is noted in Stewart and Robbins (1958) and was accepted as MD/DCRC #1999-088.

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A Corn Crake collected in Stockton, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/28/1900). Maryland's only record of this incredible rarity, accepted as #1999-088. Photo by Rick Wiltraut. (MBP list)

Specimen tags from a Corn Crake collected in Stockton, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/28/1900). Maryland's only record of this incredible rarity, accepted as #1999-088. Photo by Rick Wiltraut. (MBP list)

A Corn Crake wintering in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa (1/2/2008). Photo by Johann du Preez. (MBP list)


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