Tag: crakes and allies

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Porzana porzana | [UK] Spotted Crake | [FR] Marouette ponctuee | [DE] Tupfel-Sumpfhuhn | [ES] Polluela Pintoja | [NL] Porseleinhoen Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Rather plump crake, readily distinguished from sympatric rallids on size, lack of extensive grey on underparts, buff undertail-coverts. Yellow bill with greenish tip […]

Coot (Fulica atra)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Fulica atra | [UK] Coot | [FR] Foulque macroule | [DE] Blasshuhn | [ES] Focha Comun | [NL] Meerkoet Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Round-headed, rotund waterbird, with all-black plumage relieved only by wholly white bill and frontal shield. […]

Little Crake (Porzana parva)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Porzana parva | [UK] Little Crake | [FR] Marouette poussin | [DE] Kleines Sumpfhuhn | [ES] Polluela Bastarda | [NL] Klein Waterhoen Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Marked sexual dimorphism in plumage. Male has blue-grey face and underparts, with narrow white bars on rear flanks and black and […]

Crested Coot (Fulica cristata)

[order] GRUIFORMES | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Fulica cristata | [UK] Crested Coot | [FR] Foulque a crete | [DE] Kammblasshuhn | [ES] Focha cornuda | [NL] Knobbelmeerkoet Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Only slightly bulkier than Coot but with wings and often neck c. 10% […]