Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris) - HBW 3, p. 182
French: Râle à bec jaune
Spanish: Polluela Negra Africana
Taxonomy: Gallinula flavirostra Swainson, 1837, Senegal.
Sometimes included in Porzana, or placed in monospecific Limnocorax, but inseparable from Amaurornis on skeletal characters. Forms superspecies with A. olivieri. Monotypic.
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa, from N edge of Sahel zone S to Cape, except in desert regions of NE & SW.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
Two birds feeding by a little dam Locality Ziwani Camp, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 21 August 2000 8 years ago 31 sec 4.7
Adult and juvenile feeding at panic bird Hide (Skukuza) Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ghislain Gosse 18 August 2011 3 years ago 26 sec 4.6
A bird running across lily leaves Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 12 April 2002 6 years ago 18 sec 4.6
A bird moving in a papyrus swamp. Locality Lake Mutanda, Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 September 2006 7 years ago 22 sec 4.2
An adult feeding on the ground Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 30 November 2003 10 years ago 35 sec 4.2
2 adult birds and later the immature bird with the black bill Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 December 2011 3 years ago 23 sec 4
PhotosSee all 30 photos
Bird posing on Lilies.
Locality Tujering, Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 10 December 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris)
Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 1 year ago 4.2
An adult stepping off a rock.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 14 January 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Adult running on a sand bank.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 16 November 2011 2 years ago 4.2
in a small pond
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Marco Valentini 15 August 2005 3 years ago 4.1
adult darting over the reeds on the northern edge of the dam.
Locality Hyena Dam, Nairobi National Park, Kenya
James Kashangaki 9 August 2014 24 weeks ago 4