Rallidae are a family of birds called Water Rail, marouettes, Western Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, and Common Moorhen. Rallidae have short, broad, rounded wings, but they do not fly often. These birds prefer to run to escape predators, rather than fly away. They are small to medium-sized (12 to 63 cm), terrestrial and aquatic birds. Their neck is moderately long. They have broad wings, short tails and strong legs.

  • Gallinule poule-d'eau - Common Moorhen

    Common Moorhen

    The Moorhen, or more simply moorhen, is a species of bird belonging to the order Gruiformes and the family Rallidae. It is very common in ponds and ponds, as well as in waterways where the vegetation is sufficiently dense.

  • Râle d'eau - Water Rail

    Water Rail

    The water rail is easily distinguished from other rails and crakes by its long, thin reddish bill. Adults have slate-grey face and underparts. The mantle and wing coverts are brown with regular black patterns. The sides are clearly barred with black and white, the legs are pink.

  • Foulque macroule - Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. Larger than the moorhen (with which some confuse it), the Eurasian coot is a rounded bird. Its plumage seems entirely black, in fact it is anthracite-grey