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Information for White-browed crake - Amaurornis cinerea

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White-browed crake
Amaurornis cinerea

A small (15-20cm) ground dwelling bird in the Rail (Rallidae) family.

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White-browed crake - Amaurornis cinerea on the Daintree River - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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Is call is a a loud, nasal, chattering, often described as "chika chika chika".

It feeds on small animals and insects as well as seeds and plants.