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Coots Rails and Moorhens: Rallidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Rails And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE

BUFF-SPOTTED FLUFFTAIL (Sarothrura elegans): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BLACK RAIL (Laterallus jamaicensis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
CORNCRAKE (Crex crex): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Rails are found worldwide except in the Arctic and Antarctica, and in very dry deserts. They are particularly common on oceanic islands. In part, this is because of their weak flying abilities, which causes them to be easily thrown off course.


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Animal Life ResourceBirds