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Noun1.Rallidae - rails; crakes; gallinules; coots
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
rail - any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
Gallirallus, genus Gallirallus - rails of New Zealand
Crex, genus Crex - corncrakes
genus Porzana, Porzana - spotted crakes
genus Porphyrio, Porphyrio - Old World purple gallinules
genus Porphyrula, Porphyrula - American purple gallinules
genus Notornis - a genus of Rallidae
References in periodicals archive ?
Family Rallidae (Rails, gallinules, and coots) in Handbook of the birds of the world.
These non-aquatic Rallidae inhabit tropical lowland rain forest and have nests built with loosely attached leaves.
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) Rallidae Azure Gallinule (Porphyrio flavirostris) Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramides cajanea) Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) Heliornithidae Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) Eurypigidae Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) Aramidae Limpkin (Aramus guaruna) Burhinidae Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) Charadriidae Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris) Recurvirostriidae Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Jacanidae Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) Scolopacidae Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) Lesser Yellowlegs (T.
deiroleucus Chachalacas/Curassows/Guans Cracidae Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu Common Piping Guan Pipile pipile Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii Nocturnal Curassow Nothocrax urumutum Salvin's Curassow Mitu salvini New World Quail Odontophoridae Starred Wood Quail Odontophorus stellatus Hoatzin Opisthocomidae Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin Limpkin Aramidae Limpkin Aramus guarauna Rails/Crakes/Coots Rallidae Chestnut-headed Crake Anurolimnas castaneiceps Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius Grey-breasted Crake L.
semitotquatus T 2 Falco rufigularis C Psophiidae (1) Psophia viridis 1 2 Rallidae (2) Laterallus viridis T Porzana albicollis Charadriidae (1) Vanellus chilensis Scolopacidae (4) Gallinago paraguaiae T, C Tringa melanoleuca T fiavipes C T.
Chapters on the origin of the island and its fauna, the known evolutionary history of the Woodhen and its place in the Rallidae, and the evolution and extinction of flightless rails provide more detail.