Black Crake

Amaurornis flavirostra

Size: Up to 23 cms long
Habitat: Fresh water marshes
Feeding: Fish, frogs, invertebrates and seeds

The Black Crake is a water bird that is predominantly black but with a yellow beak, red eyes and red legs and feet. The male is slightly larger than the female.

This bird is very aggressive during the breeding season.

This photo was taken in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.








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