Gruiformes

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

HBW 3, p. 108

  • Small to medium-sized terrestrial, marsh and aquatic birds, with short and deep to long and slender bill, moderately long neck, broad wings, short, soft tail and strong legs.
  • Worldwide, except for polar regions and waterless deserts; widely distributed on oceanic islands.
  • Many types of wetland; also grassland, forest and dense scrub.
  • 34 genera, 138 species, 309 taxa.
  • 31 species threatened; probably 2 of these, as well as 14 other species and 4 subspecies, extinct since 1600.
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34 genera, 138 species

3549 files covering
31 genera (91%)
114 species (83%)

 

    1519 videos covering
22 genera (65%)
93 species (67%)
    1837 photographs covering
30 genera (88%)
109 species (79%)
    193 sound recordings covering
21 genera (62%)
67 species (49%)
138 114 83 93 67 109 79 67 49


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