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Madagascar Endangered Species: Madagascar Croquina

Animal

Sakalava rail is a bird that lives only in Madagascar. It is a bird belonging to the genus White-breasted Water Rail, which belongs to the family Gruiformes, and is a rare species of bird that is rarely seen. Madagascar is a country with a large number of endemic animals and is a vast mix of forests, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and grasslands. Madagascar Sakalava is an animal whose population is declining year by year and is designated as an endangered species in Africa.

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Habitat

Sakalava rail is an animal that lives only in Madagascar.

Characteristics

Madagascar Croquina has a total length of 19 cm. The head, neck and underside of the body are grayish black, the top of the body is dark brown, and the back and shoulders are covered with reddish brown feathers. The color of the rain cover is reddish brown. It is a new species of bird that was first identified in 1929, but it is rarely seen in very rare animals. Sakalava rail is known for living in densely vegetated swamps, streams and lakes. Sakalava rail lives in nests near the waters of wetlands. They may live alone, but they may also form multiple herds, hiding in deep vegetation when hiding from foreign enemies. The natural enemies of Sakalava Rail are Madagascar Banken and Yellow-billed Kite.

Ecology

Sakalava rail lives on invertebrates and insects. Male Sakalava rails court and mate with females. The breeding form of Sakalava rail is oviparous. The breeding season peaks from September to November and the incubation period of eggs usually lasts 16 days. Newborn children live with their parents. For about two months after birth, I live on food from my parents. After 2 months of age, you will become independent.

Endangered species

Sakalava rail can be preyed on by foreign enemies. It can also be eaten by humans and overfished. In Madagascar, habitat has decreased in recent years due to the effects of land development and deforestation. Due to this effect, the population of Sakalava rail has decreased. Between 1949 and 2008, the population decreased by 80%. Currently, Sakalava rail is designated as an endangered species. In Madagascar, a protected area has been created and conservation activities are underway.

Breeding

Sakalava rail is an extremely rare animal and is quite difficult for the general public to breed. Watch at the zoo or go to Madagascar.

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