Black Crake

Amaurornis flavirostris

This small, plain black crake with a bright yellow bill is a common resident in marshes with dense cover.

Being the most common and outgoing crake in southern Africa, it is not suprizing that it was also the first crake we recorded since starting our bird list in December 2009. Our first sighting was in April 2010 at Marievale Bird Sanctuary, near Nigel.


Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Mkhombo-Dam-Nature-Reserve_Jan-2012-(28)-SMSH Black Crake (sub-adult) / Byamithi Weir, Kruger National Park, South Africa / June 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / February 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake (sub-adult) / Byamithi Weir, Kruger National Park, South Africa / June 2018 Black Crake (sub-adult) / Byamithi Weir, Kruger National Park, South Africa / June 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / February 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 11 March 2018 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / February 2018 Black Crake (sub-adult) / Byamithi Weir, Kruger National Park, South Africa / June 2018 Black Crake / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 06 January 2012 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 10 August 2014 (Edited) Black Crake / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 06 January 2012 Black Crake / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 06 January 2012 Black Crake (juvenile) / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 09 May 2015 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa Black Crake (juvenile) / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 Febraury 2014 Black Crake / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa Black Crake (juvenile) / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 09 May 2015
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