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Re: Crake, Black

Unread post by Barcud » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:41 pm

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Re: Crake, Black

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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:07 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:19 pm

Can someone please help?

Is this a juvenile African Crake or perhaps a juvenile African Rail? :wall: Thanks :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:47 pm

Hi Rosemary,

With those feet, it can only be a young Black Crake :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:07 am

Juvenile Black Crake, the bill is shorter than that of the Afr Rail

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:53 am

Thanks Barcud & Ladybirder :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by kitefarrago » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:36 pm

Hi,

I saw the bird in the attached photos in early August in Kruger National Park in 2010. The pictures were taken from the Panic Lake hide. I identified this bird tentatively as a juvenile black crake, but I'm recataloguing my photos and that made me take another look at identification decisions made then. I'm not really confident with this id and I'd love somebody who has more experience with these birds confirm. I'm not entirely sure the two photos show the same individual, but these were the only rails/crakes seen on that occasion.

I apologize for the poor quality in particular of the second photo.



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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:02 pm

I can find no fault with your ID, kitefarrago. Red legs with long "thumb" or hind toe, yellow bill; uniformly dark-brown uppers with 'n lighter shade below and on the face... even a hint of light grey. And unless you had two juveniles, this was the same bird.
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Re: Crake, Black

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:52 am

Took this picture of the Black Crake at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Unread post by Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 8:52 am

Took this picture of the Black Crake at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Crake, Black

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Re: Crake, Black

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Crake, Black

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:47 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Crake, Black

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:47 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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