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African Crake

Crex egregia (Peters, W, 1854)

The African Crake (Crex egregia) is a bird in the rail family that breeds in most of sub-Saharan Africa away from the arid south and southwest. It is seasonally common in most of its range other than the rainforests and areas that have low annual rainfall. This crake is a partial migrant, moving away from the equator as soon as the rains provide sufficient grass cover to allow it to breed elsewhere. There have been a few records of vagrant birds reaching Atlantic islands. This species nests in a wide variety of grassland types, and agricultural land with tall crops may also be used. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Crex

Scientific:
  Crex egregia

Citation:
  (Peters, W, 1854)

Reference:
  Ber.K.Preuss.Akad.Wiss.Berlin p.134

Protonym:
  Ortygometra (Crex) egregia

Avibase ID:
  09A0F2EBC063CF30

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/09A0F2EB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176278

Geographic range:

  • Crex egregia: Africa south of the Sahara
English:
African Crake
Czech:
chřástal africký
German:
Savannenralle
Danish:
Græsrikse
Spanish:
Guión Africano
Finnish:
afrikanrääkkä
French:
Râle des prés
Icelandic:
Hagarella
Italian:
Re di quaglie africano
Japanese:
afurikauzurakuina
Japanese:
アフリカウズラクイナ
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Kwartelkoning
Norwegian:
Gressrikse
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grasrikse
Polish:
derkacz kureczkowaty
Portuguese:
Codornizão-africano
Russian:
Африканский коростель
Slovak:
chrapkáč hnedý
Swedish:
afrikansk kornknarr
Ukrainian:
Деркач африканський
Chinese:
非洲秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle des prés ( Crex egregia)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle des prés ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements 1st edition:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Clements 3rd edition:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements 4th edition:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements, version 2017:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Clements, version 2018:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Clements, version 2019:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
eBird version 1.50:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 1.52:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 1.53:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 1.54:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 1.55:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Crake ( Porzana egregia)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Crake ( Porzana egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Crake ( Crex egregia)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
James Lee Peters:
Crecopsis egregia
James Lee Peters (original):
Crecopsis egregia
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Crecopsis egregia
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African Crake ( Crecopsis egregia)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Crex egregia
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Crex egregia

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Riethaan
Catalan: Guatlla maresa africana
Czech: Chrástal africký, chřástal africký
Danish: Græsrikse
German: Savannenralle, Steppenralle, Steppensumpfhuhn
English: African Crake
English (IOC): African Crake
English (Kenya): African Crake
Spanish: Guión Africano, Polluela Pintoja
Spanish (Spain): Guión Africano
Spanish (HBW): Guión africano
Estonian: savannirääk
Basque: Guatlla maresa africana
Finnish: afrikanrääkkä, Savannihuitti
French: Râle africain, Râle d'Afrique, Râle des prés, Râle des steppes
Galician: Guatlla maresa africana
Hungarian: afrikai haris
Icelandic: Hagarella
Italian: Rallo africano, Re di quaglie africano, Schiribilla africana
Japanese: afurikauzurakuina
Japanese: アフリカウズラクイナ
Kwangali: Katukutuku
Scientific: Cecropis egregia, Crecopsis egregia, Crex egregia, Ortygometra (Crex) egregia, Porzana egregia
Lithuanian: Afrikinė griežlė
Latvian: Āfrikas grieze
Dutch: Afrikaanse Kwartelkoning
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grasrikse
Norwegian: Gressrikse
Polish: derkacz kureczkowaty
Portuguese: Codornizão-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Codornizão-africano
Russian: Африканский коростель
Slovak: chrapkáč hnedý
Shona: Nhapata
Swedish: Afrikansk kornknarr
Swahili: Kiluwiri wa Afrika
Turkish: Küçük Bıldırcın Kılavuzu
Ukrainian: Деркач африканський
Chinese: 非洲秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲長腳秧雞

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