African Rail

Rallus caerulescens - Râle bleuâtre

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Rallus

  • Species
    :

    caerulescens

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Râle bleuâtre
adult

African Rail (Rallus caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Râle bleuâtre,
  • Rascón Cafre,
  • Frango-d'água-africano,
  • Kapralle,
  • kaffer guvat,
  • Afrikaanse Waterral,
  • Porciglione africano,
  • Blårall,
  • Kafferrikse,
  • chriašteľ trstinový,
  • chřástal rákosní,
  • Afrikansk Rikse,
  • kafferiluhtakana,
  • Grootriethaan,
  • rascló africà,
  • wodnik afrykański,
  • Капский пастушок,
  • アカハシクイナ,
  • 暗蓝秧鸡,
  • 暗藍秧雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

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

Geographic range

Illustration

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