Ortygometra (Crex) egregia
W. K. H. Peters, 1854,
Tete, Zambezi, north-west Mozambique.
Sometimes placed in genus Porzana on basis of a superficial resemblance to P. albicollis, but plumage and skeletal differences make such a relationship untenable. Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Crecopsis, but probably more appropriately included in Crex on basis of similarities to C. crex. Monotypic.
Sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal E to Kenya and S to N & E South Africa (except in arid areas of SW & S Africa, where W limits correlate with 300-mm summer-rainfall isohyet).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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