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African crake

Definition of the noun African crake

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African Crake is the vernacular name of the Crex egregia, a species of Crex.

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  1. a bird from the family Rallidae.

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Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

Mbuu, (African crake) Crex egregia. A short-billed bird; above umber brown; below slate; lower flanks black-barred with white; under tail-coverts white. The sexes are alike. Long red bill is a distinctive character. Mbuu, (African water rail) Rallus ...

Google previewWye's Dictionary of Improbable Words (2009)

by Craig Conley

the “monotonous, hollow-sounding series of notes” sung by the African Crake, as described in Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair; the harsh call of the Yellow-Headed Caracara bird, as described in A ...

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African Crake (Crecopsis egregia)

Photo credit: Ian N. White

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