Rallidae

The Rallidae (or rallidés in French) 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.

  • 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