Tag: Rails, crakes and allies

Rufous-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides axillaris)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Aramides axillaris | [UK] Rufous-necked Wood-Rail | [FR] Rale a cou roux | [DE] Braunkappen-Ralle | [ES] Cotara Cuellirrufa, Rascon Cuellirrufo (Cr), Gallineta Cuellirufo (HN) | [NL] Roodnekbosral Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Physical charateristics Tall rail with rufous had, neck, sides, breast and adomen are rufous. Short bill. […]

Yellow-breasted Crake (Porzana flaviventer)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Porzana flaviventer | [UK] Yellow-breasted Crake | [FR] Maroutte a sourcils blancs | [DE] Gelbbrust-Sumpfhuhn | [ES] Polluela Palida | [NL] Geelbuikporseleinhoen Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Physical charateristics Very small yellowish crake with long toes. Dark line through eye with a buff white supercilicium. White markings on upperparts […]

Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Gallinula chloropus | [UK] Common Gallinule | [FR] Gallinule poule-d’eau | [DE] Teichhuhn | [ES] Gallereta Comun | [NL] Waterhoen Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Physical charateristics Medium-sized gallinule, with prominent bill and frontal shield and habit of constantly flirting tail, exhibiting white under tail-coverts. Looks essentially black at […]

Corn Crake (Crex crex)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Crex crex | [UK] Corn Crake | [FR] Rale des genets | [DE] Wachtelkonig | [ES] Guion de Codornices | [NL] Kwartelkoning Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Rougetius crex Crex crex EU c, w s AF Physical charateristics The distinctive call […]

Sora (Porzana carolina)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Porzana carolina | [UK] Sora | [FR] Marouette de Caroline | [DE] Carolina-Sumpfhuhn | [ES] Polluela Sora | [NL] Sora-ral Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics In its breeding plumage, the sora’s throat and face are black, with a short, yellowish bill. The breast and nape of neck are […]

Striped Crake (aenigmatolimnas marginalis)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] aenigmatolimnas marginalis | [UK] Striped Crake | [FR] Marouette rayee | [DE] Graukehl-Sumpfhuhn | [ES] Polluela Culirroja | [NL] Afrikaans Porseleinhoen Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Cyanolimnas marginalis Aenigmatolimnas marginalis AF wc, se Physical charateristics Male dark brown with white streaks […]