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, SNNPR 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 2 years ago 23 sec 4
PhotosSee all 30 photos
Bird posing on Lilies.
Locality Tujering, Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 10 December 2013 44 weeks 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 2 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 15 weeks ago 4