Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rails, Gallinules and Coots :: African Rail
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Kaffir Rail, African Water Rail, Cape Rail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeC. and e. Africa;
One main populations with several scattered isolated populations;
Cameroon, Gabon, n. Angola, Central African Republic to s. Sudan, w. Ethiopia, w., s., and se. Kenya (c. highlands, Rift Valley, Mara Game Refuge, Amboseli National Park, Lake Jipe and Arusha National Park), se. and ce. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, ne. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Cape Province).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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