Black-banded Crake Anurolimnas fasciatus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Black-banded Crake is described as "a low curring rattle" (Hilty and Brown 1986), as  "a rubbery, musical trill, deeper and more bubbly than that of ... Laterallus crakes" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). Both sexes sing; song of female is similar but shorter (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.