is about the size of starling, with dark-brown and sparsely spotted upper body parts. Undertail coverts and back parts of the breast are barred crosswise. A red spot at the bill base is characteristic of both sexes. It has a lifespan of 6 years. In breeding season they appear in shallow stagnant waters with densely developed marsh vegetation. Crake is a critically endangered species and is very rarely encountered in the wild nature.