Black-banded Crake Anurolimnas fasciatus

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Rallidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan



Very little information. Forages on damp ground in dark places under dense cover of broad leaved plants; searches for food (mainly invertebrates?) in leaf litter. Will flush into shrubbery when alarmed, and may also forage while climbing through undergrowth vegetation (T. A. Parker, unpublished).


Very little information. Vigorously defend territories of about 2 ha in Cecropia woodland on river islands; territories in second growth on mainland are smaller (T. A. Parker, unpublished).

Social and interspecific behavior

Solitary or in pairs.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2011). Black-banded Crake (Anurolimnas fasciatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.