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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, 137 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, 137 species

4704 files covering
32 genera (94%)
118 species (86%)

 

    1849 videos covering
24 genera (71%)
97 species (71%)
    2611 photographs covering
31 genera (91%)
115 species (84%)
    244 sound recordings covering
22 genera (65%)
70 species (51%)
137 118 86 97 71 115 84 70 51


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