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The African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis) is a species of aquatic bird found in the rivers and lakes of western, central, and southern Africa. It has a range of habitats where rivers, streams and lakes have good cover along the banks. This range includ...

The Masked Finfoot (Heliopais personata) is a species of aquatic bird found in fresh and brackish waters in southeastern Asia, Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia. Its habitat includes forest, wooded savannah, flooded forest, and mangrove swamps. This is...

The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule, or Purple Coot, is a species of bird compromising of at least six subspecies: P. p. porphyrio in Europe, P. p. madagascariensis in A...

The American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) is a species of bird of the family Rallidae. It is found in the southeastern states of the USA and the tropical regions of Central America and the Caribbean. In southern Florida and the tropics it is ...

The Takahē or South Island Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a species of flightless bird native to New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, the bird was rediscovered by Geoffre...

The Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) is a species of water bird found in Europe and across Asia. In Europe it mainly is found in the east. Populations in Great Britain and western Europe declined through the mid-19th century. This species is migratory...

The Water Rail or European Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) is a species of bird found across Europe and Asia. Its habitat is marshes and reed beds. Birds from northern and eastern areas are migratory and winter further south. They are permanent residents...

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. It comprises of several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines, New Guinea, Australi...

The Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) is a species of water bird of the family Rallidae. It is found from Nova Scotia to California and North Carolina. It is also found in Central America and South America. Its preferred breeding habitat is marshes. Nort...

The Okinawa Rail (Gallirallus okinawae) is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. It is endemic to Okinawa Island in Japan. It is found only in Yambaru, the northern part of Okinawa Island in the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan. Its range is o...

The Corn Crake (Crex crex) also known as Landrail, is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found across Europe and western Asia. Unlike most crakes, it is found in meadows and arable farmland, rather than marshes. This species is in decline ...

The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a species of bird found in the tropical regions of the Americas. Its habitat is wooded streams or creeks at elevations of up to 3000 feet. This bird is a close relative to the Kagu and both species are considered a s...

The Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama (Cariama cristata) is a species of bird found from Brazil south of the Amazon to Uruguay and northern Argentina. The area over which this species occurs is estimated at 3.6 million square miles. The bird is not...

The Subdesert Mesite (Monias benschi) is a species of bird native to Madagascar. It is restricted to spiny thickets with open areas from sea-level to 425 feet. Populations may be dense within its extremely restricted range. It is vulnerable due to habi...

The Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) is a species of wading bird found in Southeast Asia. Its habitat is sandy beaches and salt flats. This species is classified as near-threatened, with about 10,000 individuals left in the wild. The main causes o...

The Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) is a bird of prey native to the Galápagos Islands. It is the only original predator on the islands and is fearless towards humans. It has inhabited the Galápagos archipelago for over 300,000 years. The ...

The Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) is a bird of prey found inArgentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, ...

The Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is a bird of prey found from southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina. There are three subspecies: P. u. superior from Baja California, Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa, P. u. harrisi from Texas, eastern ...

The Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) is a bird of prey found in the warmer climates of the Americas, from southwestern United States through Central America to Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles. It is mainly a coastal, reside...

The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) is a bird of prey found in dense forests throughout south Asia from Pakistan and India to south China and Indonesia. Though mainly resident year-round, in winter it will move to more open woodland. The Besra is 11.5 t...