African Crake

Crex egregia - Râle des prés

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Crex

  • Species
    :

    egregia

Descriptor

Peters, W, 1854

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 40 à 42 cm.
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Crake (Crex egregia) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Râle des prés,
  • Guión Africano,
  • Codornizão-africano,
  • Steppensumpfhuhn,
  • afrikai haris,
  • Afrikaanse Kwartelkoning,
  • Rallo africano,
  • Afrikansk kornknarr,
  • Gressrikse,
  • chrapkáč hnedý,
  • chřástal africký,
  • Græsrikse,
  • afrikanrääkkä,
  • Afrikaanse Riethaan,
  • guatlla maresa africana,
  • derkacz kureczkowaty,
  • Āfrikas grieze,
  • Африканский коростель,
  • アフリカウズラクイナ,
  • 非洲秧鸡,
  • 非洲長腳秧雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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