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Crake, Black

Roberts No: 213

Infrequent visitor to swamp area of Steenbok Park, plentiful at nearby Woodbourne. Small black rail with red legs and bright greenish-yellow bill. Inhabits swampy areas as long as there is cover. Partial to ponds. Adaptable, in dry weather will inhabit tiny streams with thin cover and even visit well-watered gardens.

Family Name:
Amaurornis flavirostris
Common Name:
Crake, Black
18 to 20 cm