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Black-banded Crake Anurolimnas fasciatus

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


Conservation Status

The Black-banded Crake has a wide distribution, and the population trend, although not quantified, is believed to be stable. Consequently, the IUCN Red List status of the Black-banded Crake is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2011).

The Black-banded Crake is very difficult to observe, however, and its population status is not well known. In Ecuador it is described as "rare to locally fairly common ([but] easily overlooked ...)" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), and in Peru it is "rare but widespread" (Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little direct effect on the Black-banded Crake. Since this species frequents disturbed habitats with a dense understory, it may even benefit from low levels of human disturbance, taking advantage of edge habitats around small garden plots.

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.