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 17 videos
Two birds feeding. Locality Njau, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 10 November 2014 10 weeks ago 1 min 3 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 7 years ago 18 sec 4.5
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 4.4
A bird moving in a papyrus swamp. Locality Lake Mutanda, Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 September 2006 8 years ago 22 sec 4.2
An adult feeding on the ground Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 30 November 2003 11 years ago 35 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 35 photos
Adult walking on a trunk
Locality Maun, North-West District, Botswana
GunnarPettersson 10 September 2010 16 weeks ago 4.7
Bird posing on Lilies.
Locality Tujering, Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 10 December 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Gauteng Province, South Africa
ian wood 18 April 2013 12 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 2 years ago 4.2
Adult running on a sand bank.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 16 November 2011 3 years ago 4.2