Bristly Crake


Rotten Vale
Elder's Recess

The Guiding Lands

Type Unclassified

Bristly Crake is an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). These animals are found out in the field, and can be captured by dedicated Hunters looking to research the New World.


Great jumping Jagras! A Bristly Crake!? The fleet-footed bird of legend...right before my very eyes! Someone pinch me...


You can find Bristly Crake in:

  • Rotten Vale: Sectors 3-5 and 15. Rarely spawns on the back of Mosswine. In sectors 3-5 it is all the way to the left after leaving camp 1, near a crawling tunnel. In sector 15 it wanders above the Goldenfish pond in the dead end tunnel with the honey gathering point. If it spots the player here, it'll try to flee and may get stuck at the end of the path for an easy catch.
  • Elder's Recess: Sectors 5 and 11. Spawns on the back of a Gastodon.
  • The Guiding Lands: Sector 12 (Rotten Vale biome) on top of a Soldier Helmcrab, and Sector 14 (Elder's Recess biome) on top of a Gastodon.

Since it flees easily after being spotted by either the Crake itself or the host, the use of the Ghillie Mantle is highly recommended.


Capturing Rewards

You can capture Bristly Crake by using the infinite item "Capture Net" then aiming for the creature with the control's trigger and pressing Square on your controller when the outline of the frame turns orange.

  • House placing: Carpet, Floor, Hearth, Pot, Garden.
  • Iceborne House placing: Hot Springs, F1 Floor, F2 Floor, F2 Railing.
  • Other rewards: 800 RP, Bristles for All Medal (Capture a stiff, bristly creature)



  • Can be placed as a Pet in your room.
  • In Rotten Vale, fast traveling back and forth between camps 1 and 11 can cause it to spawn.
  • In Elder's Recess, beginning at camp 16 and going through sectors 12, 11, 10, 7, and 5 allows for a quick run over the Gastodon's habitats. There are two groups in sector 11 and one in sector 5.
  • It is NOT required to leave the Palico at camp. Wearing the Ghillie Mantle will hide both of you.
  • Can Also be Captured/traded from plunderers with Paw-Swap.
  • Sizes:  55.06 ~ 81.90





Endemic Life
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    • Anonymous

      Tried farming for an hour and I gave up. During A Fiery Convergence quest I found one on the back of a gastodon in area 11. Almost died for this bird.

      • Anonymous

        Me just only knowing one definite spawn location which is the one riding the mosswine behind the goldenfish pond at area 15 of rotten vale

        • Anonymous

          just in case this helps anyone: i was listening for the same chirp as the downy crake. these make weird, weird noises that are different than bird chirps. lol. but i've caught one on a kestodon in the recess and one in the honey cave in rotten vale so far, the rotten vale one was during the acidic glavy mission and the recess one was just on an exp during sunrise iirc

          • Anonymous

            I just caught one of these for the first time and it was a giant gold crown, so thats epic. I named him Manuel.

            • Anonymous

              Some advanced players told me to get all the cooking ingredients, then you can always get zookeeper buff from group vouchers in tbr canteen. Its took me over 10 attempts, but I found on rotten vale

              • Anonymous

                With iceborne is there really any trick to increase your chances? Any special event quest or new route? I'm just curious, something similar to the grandfather magrel downy crake quest.

                • Anonymous

                  I've spend about 5 hours jumping between Rotten & Recess ( in expedition) without any success, however, after midnight I tried 4 times the optional quest "Lavasion, Monster of lava" 7* and the first 2 had the bird in the same group of Gastodon. There might be a limited number of birds you can see per day.

                  • Anonymous

                    All you are just lucky so far that little ahole nowhere to be seen and allready spent multiple hours teleporting, returning afking. This is pure rng bull*****and I everybody else who is fked by it.

                    • Anonymous

                      I got mine from Rotten Vale because it got stuck on the wall. I didnt even know of its existence, so I thought "The hell is that noise?" and saw this ball of fur (or more like feathers) spazzing out.

                      • Anonymous

                        After spending several hours trying the AFK method in Elder's Recess, and quick traveling between camps in Rotten Vale, I finally found one in area 15 of the Vale. What worked for me was checking both Mosswine in Rotten Vale on an Expedition, leaving and repeating. Found it on my third go with this method.

                        • Anonymous

                          You can also get a Bristly Crake from the Plunderers due to the new pawsapping mechanic added in Iceborne. While pawswapping keep an eye on which Grimalkyne you're trading with because the one with the most eratic movment usually give the rarest item.

                          • Anonymous

                            Finally had one spawn in for me in the area of the Vale with the tree trap for the first time since the game came out and as soon as I got close enough to catch it, a bug decided to tackle the moss swine it was on. I had been searching for this one bird for about 9 months now and needless to say, I am slightly upset.

                            • Anonymous

                              Had zero luck in the rotten vale after a couple of hours. Tried the elders recess, first group of gastodon I came to, ghillie mantle and palico along too.

                              • Just got this and the living fossil today. The living fossil was actually my second one as I had to do it again for the expedition quest. I'm glad it's finally over, lol.

                                • Anonymous

                                  If the trophy isn't atop the first mosswine you check, simply walk away and do some gathering in the same area; 20-30 seconds later, return and there should be a better chance of the bird sitting atop it's host.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I found one literally on top of the mosswine and it stayed there as the mosswine moved through the crawl tunnel, near camp 1. Area 3/5 in Rotten Vale

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So i just managed to get 5 of these in a few hours while trying to find a petricanth in the vale. Still haven't found a petricanth...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I've seen 3 times already today and got in the 3rd time. My advice is to search for him midhunt, find the monster and beat it down to capture range and go search for him. Keep switching between camps to respawn. 3 times in one day lmao, while in expeditions searching for this thing I've tried for days and couldn't find one. Don't know for sure if this way is more easy but again....3 times in one day.

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