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American Coot  [Fulica americana]
The American Coot (Fulica americana) is a bird of wetlands and open water of the family Rallidae. About 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length and weighing 0.65 kg (1.4 lb), adults have a short thick white bill and white frontal shield, which usually has a... - Last revised: Jan 29, 2019
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Clapper Rail  [Rallus longirostris]
The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) is a member of the rail family, Rallidae. It is found along the east coast of North America, the coasts and some islands of the Caribbean, and across northern South America to eastern Brazil. On the west coast, it br... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Common Moorhen  [Gallinula chloropus]
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the rail family with an almost worldwide distribution outside Australasia as well as desert, many tropical rainforest, and the polar regions. In North America it is often called the Common Gallinule, a... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Eurasian Coot  [Fulica atra]
Juvenile Eurasian Coot The Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra, also known as Coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. Range and habits The Coot breeds across much of the Old World on freshwater lakes and ponds. It is resident in the mild... - Last revised: May 30, 2023
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Hawai'ian Coot
The Hawaiian Coot (Fulica alai) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, coastal saline lagoons, and water storage areas. It is threatened by habitat lo... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Purple Gallinule  [Porphyrio martinica]
This article is about the (American) Purple Gallinule, (Porphyrio martinica). For information on the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio), see Purple Swamphen. The American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Ralli... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Purple Swamphen  [Porphyrio porphyrio]
The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot, is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails). From its name in French, talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Weka  [Gallirallus australis]
The Weka or woodhen (Gallirallus australis) is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on in... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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White-breasted Waterhen  [Amaurornis phoenicurus]
The White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) is a waterbird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. Their breeding habitat is marshes across south Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and Indonesia. They nest in a dry location on the ground... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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