Family Rallidae (Rails, Crakes & Coots)
The family Rallidae includes Rails, Crakes, Swamphens, and Coots. They are skulking aquatic birds with stout bodies, short tails, and long toes.
10 species photographed. See the Australian birds list.
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Red-necked Crake Rallina tricolor
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Australian Spotted Crake Porzana fluminea
Spotless Crake Porzana tabuensis
White-browed Crake Amaurornis cinerea
Black-tailed Native-hen Tribonyx ventralis
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra