Striped crake

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Striped crake
Aenigmatolimnas marginalis, Kgomo-kgomo-vleiland, Birding Weto, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Aenigmatolimnas
J.L. Peters, 1932
Species: A. marginalis
Binomial name
Aenigmatolimnas marginalis
(Hartlaub, 1857)

Poliolimnas marginalis (Hartlaub, 1857)
Porzana marginalis

The striped crake (Aenigmatolimnas marginalis) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is the only species in the genus Aenigmatolimnas, having formerly been included in Porzana or in the defunct genus Poliolimnas. Its precise relationships, however, are still enigmatic.


It is found in Cameroon, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, DRC, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Vagrants have been recorded in Italy, Algeria, Morocco and Libya.



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