African Rail

African Water Rail is secretive © Michael Plagens

Bluish-gray wetland bird often hiden among reeds. Large orange-red bill.

More Information ...

Lesser Moorhen

Lesser Moorhen is smaller and less common, © Michael Plagens

Beak mostly yellow and the bird is more diminutive than similar Common Moorhen.

More Information ...

Red-knobbed Coot

Red-knobbed Coot, © Michael Plagens

Glossy-black water bird with bright white bill and two reddish knobs projecting above the forehead. Dives under to eat plants.

More Information ...

Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen, photo © Michael Plagens

Water bird with glossy purple-black plumage and red bill. Resembles, but is not related to, ducks.

More Information ...

Black Crake

Black Crake photo © Evans Torotich

Small chunky bird of wetlands. Yellow bill and reddish legs with long toes.

More Information ...

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 20 May 2016,
updated 11 Nov. 2016.

Disclaimer: By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them, I am teaching myself and sharing with others. If you find an error or appreciate my efforts please send me a message.