African Rail

Its breeding habitat is marshes and reedbeds across eastern and southern Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. Many birds are permanent residents, but some undertake seasonal movements in response to the availability of wetland.

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The African Rail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The African Rail (Rallus caerulescens) is a small wetland bird of the rail family. Its breeding habitat is marshes and reedbeds across eastern and southern Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. Many birds are permanent residents, but some undertake seasonal movements in response to the availability of wetland. Adults are 28-30 cm long, and have mainly brown upperparts and blue-grey underparts, with black-and-white barring on the flanks and undertail. This is the only Rallus species with a plain back. More

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The South African rail industry is publicly owned. More

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The image if the African rail, also called the African water rail, is courtesy of Louis A. Hansen who comments: 'adult, sexes alike (though males are reported to to be larger and heavier). No subspecies mentioned. Udzungwa Mts, June 2007. More

The South African Rail Commuter Corporation is the preferred agent of government and other transport authorities. More

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The African Rail nests in a dry location in marsh vegetation, both sexes building the cup nest. The typical clutch is 2-6 heavily-spotted creamy-white eggs, which are incubated by both sexes for about 20 days to hatching Immature birds are similar to the adults, but the blue-grey is replaced by buff. The precocial downy chicks are black, as with all rails. These birds probe with their bill in mud or shallow water, also picking up food by sight. More

South African rail travel provides an exciting way to take in the scenic beauty of this country. Options include economy class and luxury coaches as well as the ultimate opulent rail safari on the Blue Train. Steam enthusiasts can also enjoy rail journeys of old on restored steam trains. South African Rail Travel South African Rail Travel © South African Tourism Travel tips and planning information Who to contact The Blue Train: +27 12 334 8459; More

african rail kruger national park birds The African Rail (Latin name Rallus caerulescens) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 210 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 323 also a picture of the African Rail on page 305. The African Rail belongs to the family of birds classified as Rallidae. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Rallus
Species : caerulescens
Authority : Gmelin, 1789