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Kaffir Rail
Rallus caerulescens Gmelin, JF, 1789
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Rallus

Scientific:
  Rallus caerulescens

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.716

Protonym:
  Rallus caerulescens

Avibase ID:
  5B443EDEAEE8BB9D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5B443EDE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176226

Geographic range:

  • Rallus caerulescens: Swamps and reedbeds of e and s Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Kaffir Rail
Czech:
  chřástal rákosní
German:
  Kapralle
Danish:
  Afrikansk Rikse
Spanish:
  Rascón Cafre
Finnish:
  afrikanluhtakana
French:
  Râle bleuâtre
Icelandic:
  Blárella
Italian:
  Porciglione africano
Japanese:
  akahashikuina
Japanese:
  アカハシクイナ
Dutch:
  Afrikaanse Waterral
Norwegian:
  Kafferrikse
Polish:
  wodnik afrykanski
Portuguese:
  Frango-d'água-africano
Russian:
  Капский пастушок
Slovak:
  chriašteľ trstinový
Swedish:
  afrikansk rall
Chinese:
  暗蓝秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootriethaan
Catalan: Rascló africà
Czech: Chrástal modravý, chřástal rákosní
Danish: Afrikansk Rikse, Kafferrikse
German: Kapralle
English: African Rail, African Water Rail, Cape Rail, Kaffir Rail
English (IOC): African Rail
English (Kenya): African Water Rail
Spanish: Rascón Cafre
Spanish (Spain): Rascón Cafre
Spanish (HBW): African Rail
Estonian: aafrika rooruik
Finnish: afrikanluhtakana, Kafferiluhtakana
French: Râle bleuâtre, Râle du Cap
Hungarian: kaffer guvat
Icelandic: Blárella
Italian: Porciglione africano
Japanese: akahashikuina
Japanese: アカハシクイナ
Kwangali: Sipika
Latin: Rallus caerulescens, Rallus caeruleus
Lithuanian: Afrikinė vandeninė vištelė, kapinė vištelė
Dutch: Afrikaanse Waterral
Norwegian: afrikarikse, Kafferrikse
Polish: wodnik afrykanski, wodnik afrykański
Portuguese: Frango-d'água-africano
Russian: Капский пастушок, Каффирский пастушок
Slovak: chriašteľ trstinový
Shona: Nhapata
Sotho, Southern: Mopaka-paka
Swedish: afrikansk rall, Blårall
Swahili: Kibilinzi
Turkish: Afrika Su Kılavuzu
Tsonga: Nwatsekutseku
Ukrainian: Пастушок африканський
Chinese: 暗蓝秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 暗藍秧雞
Zulu: isiZinzi

 

         

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