Rails crakes gallinules and coots in Uganda

Rails crakes gallinules and coots in Uganda

April 4, 2022

Rails crakes gallinules and coots in Uganda- Rallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes, coots and gallinules. Typically, they inhabit dense vegetation in damp environments near lakes, swamps, or rivers. In general, they are shy and secretive birds, difficult to observe.

Most species have strong legs, and have long toes which are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces. They tend to have short, rounded wings and be weak fliers. There are 143 species occurring worldwide and 19 species of these occur in Uganda.

White-spotted (Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra)

Buff-spotted (Flufftail Sarothrura elegans)

Lesser Moorhen (Gallinula angulata)

Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata)

Corn Crake (Crex crex)

Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostris)

Red-chested (Flufftail Sarothrura rufa)

Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni)

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Streaky-breasted (Flufftail Sarothrura boehmi)

Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus)

Gray-throated (Rail Canirallus oculeus)

African Rail (Rallus caerulescens)

African Crake (Crecopsis egregia)

Striped Crake (Aenigmatolimnas marginalis)

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Little Crake (Porzana parva)

Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

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