Scientific name: Scolopax rusticola
The exquisitely camouflaged Woodcock is mainly nocturnal, hiding in the dense undergrowth of woodlands and heathlands during the day, where it probes damp ground for earthworms and beetles to eat.
Average lifespan: 4 years
Classified in the UK as Red under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.