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 14 videos
Adult and juvenile feeding at panic bird Hide (Skukuza) Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ghislain Gosse 18 August 2011 1 year ago 26 sec 4.6
Two birds feeding by a little dam Locality Ziwani Camp, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 21 August 2000 6 years ago 31 sec 4.3
An adult feeding on the ground Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 30 November 2003 9 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 1 year ago 23 sec 4
A bird running across lily leaves Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 12 April 2002 5 years ago 18 sec 3.9
Walking on branch over water Locality Akagera National Park, East Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 4 March 2013 9 weeks ago 34 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 22 photos
in a small pond
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Marco Valentini 15 August 2005 1 year ago 4.1
An adult stepping off a rock.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 14 January 2011 15 weeks ago 4
Wading the shore line
Locality Dikhololo Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 14 July 2011 27 weeks ago 4
Locality Abuko Rice Fields, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 14 July 2012 33 weeks ago 4
Adult searching for food under lilypads
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Philip Perry 26 November 2009 1 year ago 4
Adult running on a sand bank.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 16 November 2011 1 year ago 4