French: Râle de Böhm German: Boehmralle Spanish: Polluela de Boehm
Other common names:
Likulwe, Haut Luapula, south-east DRCongo
Imperfectly known; breeding range shown on map is hypothetical#R. Scattered localities from Benin (Cobly#R), Nigeria (Ife, Kwimu#R) and S Cameroon E to Kenya, and S through NE DRCongo and S Tanzania to E Angola and N South Africa.
15–17 cm; male 33·5–42 (37·3) g, female 30·5–35 g; one juvenile male 26·5 g, one juvenile female 21 g. Tail short, not fluffy;... read more
Song of male a deep, hollow, hooting “hooo”, repeated every two seconds; in Benin, 10... read more
Breeding habitat in E & S Africa is short grass, temporarily inundated during rains, such as... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Stomach contents were small seeds, especially grass seeds, and small insects; in captivity eats much less seed than S.... read more
Breeds during rains: in S Africa Nov–Mar, in S Zaire Jan–Mar, possibly May–Jul in Kenya and Jun or Jul in Benin.... read more
Imperfectly known. Apparently sedentary in NE Gabon, though breeding not yet recorded; in E & S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status difficult to assess because, like other flufftails, species is frequently overlooked. Often uncommon but may be locally... read more
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