Australian crake

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Australian crake
Porzana fluminea -Coolart Wetlands, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia-8.jpg
In Victoria, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Porzana
Species: P. fluminea
Binomial name
Porzana fluminea
Gould, 1843

The Australian crake, also known as Australian spotted crake, (Porzana fluminea) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is endemic to Australia, where its natural habitat is dense reedbeds, shallow open water and mudflats or floating vegetation in fresh or salt water wetlands including lakes, swamps and salt-marsh. Can also be found far from water.[1]


It is blue-gray with a brown back speckled white and yellow feet and beak. The female is duller than the male.[2]


It eats seeds, insects, molluscs, crustaceans and spiders.[3]