Padhri

Birds Of Padhri Wildlife Reserve

About 

THE WOODCOCK

The woodcock is a large, bulky wading bird with short legs and a very long straight tapering bill. 

It is largely nocturnal, spending most of the day in dense cover. They feed at night or in the evenings, searching for invertebrates in soft ground with their long bills. 

Almost all who have eaten them say that woodcock is the king of game birds. The flavor of woodcock is said to be strong, gamey in a good way and like nothing else