GRUIFORMES

Gruiformes are birds with long legs, necks and beaks. Gruiformes have elaborate courtship rituals and form large flocks.

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Gallinule

Gallinule is a waterbird of the rail family, closely related to the coot. The gallinule is also called water hen and moor hen.

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  • Bustard
    Bustard

    Bustard is a family of game birds. There are 22 species. The bustard looks something like a turkey, but is actually more closely related to the rail and the crane. See more »

  • Coot
    Coot

    Coot is a water bird that resembles a duck. The American coot is about 15 inches (38 cm) long. See more »

  • Crane
    Crane

    Crane is a family of large wading birds. Cranes in flight resemble herons, except that cranes fly with their necks outstretched, while herons curve their necks into an S shape. See more »

  • Gallinule
    Gallinule

    Gallinule is a waterbird of the rail family, closely related to the coot. The gallinule is also called water hen and moor hen. See more »

  • Notornis
    Notornis

    Notornis, or Takahe is a flightless bird found only in New Zealand. It is about the size of a small turkey. See more »

  • Rail
    Rail

    Rail is a game bird that lives chiefly in swamps and marshes. The rail has a long bill, moderately long neck, compact body, stubby tail is and short, rounded wings. See more »

  • Great Blue Heron
    Great Blue Heron

    A large, grayish bird with an elegant long neck, the great blue heron can be mistaken for similar-looking birds, such as the sandhill crane. Read on to learn more about this bird. See more »

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