Red-chested Flufftail ( Sarothrura rufa, family: )

red chested flufftail kruger national park birds The Red-chested Flufftail (Latin name Sarothrura rufa) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 217 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 317 also a picture of the Red-chested Flufftail on page . The Red-chested Flufftail belongs to the family of birds classified as . According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Red-chested Flufftail is also known by these other names: Red-chested Crake, Red-chested Pygmy Crake, Red-chested Pygmy Rail.

The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... the green dots show the locations of the various Kruger National Park Rest Camps

The Red-chested Flufftail is neither Endemic or near Endemic to the Kruger National Park. It is however a rare resident

In terms of distribution of the Red-chested Flufftail in the Kruger National Park you may not see it in all areas. Red-chested Flufftail : see above distribution map.

Identification assistance for this avian species ...

The male and female Red-chested Flufftail have the same plumage and colours

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This bird has normally proportioned leg length.

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Breeding and nesting habits for this bird ...

The Red-chested Flufftail takes on more than a single mate (it is bigamous).

The nesting habit of Red-chested Flufftail is extra limital

Habitat and flocking behaviour for this bird ...

Names of this avian species in other languages ...

Xhosa ... Unknown

Zulu ... Unknown

Afrikaans ...Rooiborsvleikuiken

German ... Rotbrust-Zwergralle

Portuguese ... Frango-d'gua-de-peito-vermelho

French ... Rle camail

Dutch ... Roodborstral

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For in-depth birding information please refer to these authoritative avian references ...

Robert's 7th edition number ... 217

The main reference source for this data was "Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition" . Other references were "Newmans Birds of the Kruger Park" by Keith Newman published circa 1980 . Names in foreign languages were obtained from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town website ,