order Gruiformes


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Noun1.order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
Aramus, genus Aramus - genus of large brown long-billed wading birds found in warm swampy regions of the western hemisphere: courlan; limpkin
Aramus guarauna, courlan - wading bird of South America and Central America
Aramus pictus, limpkin - wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
Cariamidae, family Cariamidae - crane-like South American wading birds
family Rallidae, Rallidae - rails; crakes; gallinules; coots
Otides, suborder Otides - terrestrial game birds of the Old World and Australia: bustards
family Turnicidae, Turnicidae - small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail
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The Black Coot (Fulica atra Linnaeus, 1758) belongs to family Rallidae and order Gruiformes. Coots are monogamous and relatively long-lived birds with the oldest ringed individuals being 18 years old (Cramp, 1980).