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The highly secretive water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is more often heard than seen – making loud squealing and snorting noises, traditionally known as sharming. Preferring to stay hidden in thick vegetation, it is surprisingly small, half the weight of a Moorhen, and very narrow-bodied. It breeds in well-vegetated wetlands across Europe, Asia and North Africa.
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