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Black Crake - Strangest Nature Thanks to Wildflower, I now know this bird is rather common (although this is the first time I ever saw it).  It came on strong Northern and Eastern winds we had the last week.  <br />
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This photo is of low quality, but the basics are there.  Lime green beak, red eyes, red legs, huge feet (like a lily-runner type water bird) and short tail with black / dark blue plumage. <br />
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Black Crake - Strangest Nature

Thanks to Wildflower, I now know this bird is rather common (although this is the first time I ever saw it). It came on strong Northern and Eastern winds we had the last week.

This photo is of low quality, but the basics are there. Lime green beak, red eyes, red legs, huge feet (like a lily-runner type water bird) and short tail with black / dark blue plumage.

    comments (4)

    1. That's it!!! Thank you so very much Wildflower. In my book it shows it with a yellow beak, and that clearly threw me off. Fantastic, thanks again. You are great! Posted 2 years ago
      1. It seems that beak and leg coulours may vary.
        http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Black_Crake
        Posted 2 years ago
  1. Nice find, this bird looked familiar to me. Posted 2 years ago

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The Black Crake is a waterbird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. It breeds in most of sub-Saharan Africa except in very arid areas. It undertakes some seasonal movements in those parts of its range which are subject to drought. No subspecies have been described.

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Nov 7, 2015. Captured Nov 7, 2015 15:45 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/7.1
  • 1/166s
  • ISO200
  • 500mm