Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Striped Crake (Aenigmatolimnas marginalis) - HBW 3, p. 190

French: Marouette rayée German: Graukehl-Sumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela Culirroja

Taxonomy: Porzana marginalis Hartlaub, 1857, Gabon.
Often retained in Porzana on basis of plumage characters, but differs in skull structure and in having longer legs and toes. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Ivory Coast patchily E to Cameroon and S to coastal Congo; more continuously from E Zaire to Kenya, S and W to Zimbabwe and extreme SE Angola; scattered localities in South Africa, where may breed in wet years.

  • Least Concern
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