family Rallidae


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Related to family Rallidae: Rail family
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Noun1.family 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
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We obtained 224 great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus), 16 great black-headed gulls (Larus ichthyaetus), 15 brown-headed gulls (Larus brunnicephalus), 9 bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), 5 ruddy shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea), 3 great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), and 1 common coot (family Rallidae) (Figure 1).