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Black-banded Crake - BirdForum Opus

Anurolimnas fasciatus


18–20 cm (7-8 in)

  • Rufous head
  • Rufous underparts with black bars

Similar Species

Chestnut-headed Crake and Russet-crowned Crake


South America: found from south-eastern Colombia to eastern Peru, Ecuador and western Amazonian Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Placed in genus Laterallus by some authorities.


Marshy vegetation, long wet grass on pool edges and streams.



There is no information currently available on their diet.


The build a domed nest with a side entrance.


Call: a low churring rattle.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)

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