Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rails, Gallinules and Coots :: Buff-spotted Flufftail
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans
Described by: Smith, A. (1839)
Alternate common name(s): Buff-spotted Crake, Buff-spotted Pygny Crake
Old scientific name(s): Coturnicops elegans
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RangeC. and se. Africa. W. Africa. Ethiopia;
One main population with two isolated smaller populations;
(1) Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Fernando Po, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, s. Central African Republic, wc. and ne. Zaire, ex. se. Uganda.
(2) S. Ethiopia? Somalia and Kenya (Nandi and Kakamega Forests and Kitale area in the w.), Rwanda, Tanzania (Pemba Is. and Zanzibar) s. to n. Angola, s. Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Natal and e. Cape Province).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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