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

3675 files covering
31 genera (91%)
115 species (83%)

 

    1539 videos covering
22 genera (65%)
94 species (68%)
    1940 photographs covering
30 genera (88%)
111 species (80%)
    196 sound recordings covering
21 genera (62%)
67 species (49%)
138 115 83 94 68 111 80 67 49


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