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Black crake


These birds belong to the rail family. Rails are usually secretive, but black crakes are often spotted out in the open, walking along the shores of where they live. They’ll even sometimes perch on the backs of larger mammals, like warthogs and hippopotamus.

  • Black crake
  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life spanMedian Life Expectancy is 3.7 years
  • Body size10 in. wingspan
  • Native habitat Swamps and reed beds of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • DietWorms, crustaceans, small frogs and fish, aquatic seeds
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