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Black-banded Crake Anurolimnas fasciatus

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

Priorities for Future Research

Not surprisingly, for a species as secretive and difficult to observe as the Black-banded Crake, most aspects of its natural history are very poorly known. The conservation status of this species is difficult to assess in view of the uncertainty over whether this species is widespread but overlooked, or if its distribution is local and patchy. There is very little information on its reproductive biology, territoriality, and molts, and no information in its life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, population density, sexual behavior, and diet. A genetic phylogenetic analysis of neotropical crakes would clarify the systematic relationships of the Black-banded Crake.

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.