Birds-Rails

The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and also includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules.
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Weka (bird) - Flightless bird - The weka (also known as Maori hen or woodhen) (Gallirallus australis) is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit. Weka usually lay eggs between August and January; both sexes help to incubate.

Weka (bird) - Flightless bird - The weka (also known as Maori hen or woodhen) (Gallirallus australis) is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit. Weka usually lay eggs between August and January; both sexes help to incubate.

Slate-colored Coot - Fulica ardesiaca

Slate-colored Coot - Fulica ardesiaca

Red-and-white Crake - Laterallus leucopyrrhus

Red-and-white Crake - Laterallus leucopyrrhus

Red-and-white Crake - Laterallus leucopyrrhus

Red-and-white Crake - Laterallus leucopyrrhus

Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail - Aramides saracura

Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail - Aramides saracura

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