Rallidae (crakes, coots, gallinules…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 41
Number of species: 150
Number of species completed: 9
In French: page des râles, foulques, gallinules en Français


Genus Rougetius – 1 species
Rouget’s Rail Rougetius rougetii

SF Rallinae:


Genus Anurolimnas – 1 species
Chestnut-headed Crake Anurolimnas castaneiceps


Genus Rallus – 12 species
African Rail Rallus caerulescens
* Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Brown-cheeked Rail Rallus indicus
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Bogota Rail Rallus semiplumbeus
Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus
Plain-flanked Rail Rallus wetmorei
Ridgway’s Rail Rallus obsoletus
Aztec Rail Rallus tenuirostris
Mangrove Rail Rallus longirostris
King Rail Rallus elegans
Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans


Genus Biensis – 1 species
Madagascan Rail Biensis madagascariensis


Genus Aphanapteryx – 1 species
Red Rail Aphanapteryx bonasia


Genus Erythromachus – 1 species
Rodrigues Rail Erythromachus leguati


Genus Dryolimnas – 2 species
White-throated Rail Dryolimnas cuvieri
Reunion Rail Dryolimnas augusti


Genus Crex – 2 species
Corn Crake Crex crex
African Crake Crex egregia


Genus Lewinia – 5 species
Snoring Rail Lewinia plateni
Slaty-breasted Rail Lewinia striata
Brown-banded Rail / Luzon Rail Lewinia mirifica
Lewin’s Rail Lewinia pectoralis
Auckland Rail / Auckland Islands Rail Lewinia muelleri


Genus Gymnocrex – 3 species
Blue-faced Rail Gymnocrex rosenbergii
Talaud Rail Gymnocrex talaudensis
Bare-eyed Rail Gymnocrex plumbeiventris


Genus Gallirallus – 19 species
Invisible Rail Gallirallus wallacii
Hawkins’s Rail Gallirallus hawkinsi
Calayan Rail Gallirallus calayanensis
Chestnut Rail Gallirallus castaneoventris
Weka Gallirallus australis
New Caledonian Rail Gallirallus lafresnayanus
Chatham Rail / Chatham Islands Rail Gallirallus modestus
Okinawa Rail Gallirallus okinawae
* Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus
Dieffenbach’s Rail Gallirallus dieffenbachii
Pink-legged Rail / New Britain Rail Gallirallus insignis
Guam Rail Gallirallus owstoni
Woodford’s Rail Gallirallus woodfordi
Roviana Rail Gallirallus rovianae
Bar-winged Rail Gallirallus poecilopterus
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Lord Howe Woodhen / Lord Howe Rail Gallirallus sylvestris
Wake Island Rail Gallirallus wakensis
Tahiti Rail Gallirallus pacificus

SF Gallinulinae:

Tribu Pardirallini:


Genus Pardirallus – 3 species
Spotted Rail Pardirallus maculatus
Blackish Rail Pardirallus nigricans
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus


Genus Mustelirallus – 4 species
Ash-throated Crake Mustelirallus albicollis
Zapata Rail Mustelirallus cerverai
Colombian Crake Mustelirallus colombiana
Paint-billed Crake Mustelirallus erythrops


Genus Amaurolimnas – 1 species
Uniform Crake Amaurolimnas concolor


Genus Aramides – 8 species
Rufous-necked Wood-Rail Aramides axillaris
Little Wood-Rail Aramides mangle
Brown Wood-Rail Aramides wolfi
Giant Wood-Rail Aramides ypecaha
Russet-naped Wood-Rail / Rufous-naped Wood-Rail Aramides albiventris
Grey-cowled Wood-Rail / Grey-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajaneus
Red-winged Wood-Rail Aramides calopterus
Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail Aramides saracura

Tribu Gallinulini:


Genus Pareudiastes – 2 species
Makira Woodhen Pareudiastes silvestris
Samoan Woodhen / Samoan Moorhen Pareudiastes pacificus


Genus Tribonyx – 2 species
Black-tailed Native-hen Tribonyx ventralis
Tasmanian Native-hen Tribonyx mortierii


Genus Porphyriops – 1 species
Spot-flanked Gallinule Porphyriops melanops


Genus Porzana – 3 species
Sora Porzana carolina
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Australian Crake Porzana fluminea


Genus Paragallinula – 1 species
Lesser Moorhen Paragallinula angulata


Genus Gallinula – 5 species
Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Tristan Moorhen Gallinula nesiotis
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri


Genus Fulica – 11 species
Red-fronted Coot Fulica rufifrons
Horned Coot Fulica cornuta
Giant Coot Fulica gigantea
Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata
Common Coot Fulica atra
Mascarene Coot Fulica newtonii
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
Slate-coloured Coot / Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca
White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera
Hawaiian Coot Fulica alai
American Coot Fulica americana

SF Porphyrioninae:


Genus Porphyrio – 5 species
Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Black-backed Swamphen Porphyrio indicus
* Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus
* Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
Phillipine Swamphen Porphyrio pulverulentus

Tribu Porphyrionini:


Genus Aphanocrex – 1 species
St. Helena Rail Aphanocrex podarces


Genus Porphyrio – 12 species
Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Azure Gallinule Porphyrio flavirostris
Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Black-backed Swamphen Porphyrio indicus
African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis
South Island Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri
North Island Takahe Porphyrio mantelli
Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus
Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
Philippine Swamphen Porphyrio pulverulentus
White Swamphen / Lord Howe Swamphen Porphyrio albus

Tribu Himantornithini:


Genus Himantornis – 1 species
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus


Genus Megacrex – 1 species
New Guinea Flightless Rail Megacrex inepta


Genus Aenigmatolimnas – 1 species
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis


Genus Poliolimnas – 1 species
White-browed Crake Poliolimnas cinereus


Genus Gallicrex – 1 species
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea


Genus Amaurornis – 5 species
Isabelline Bush-hen Amaurornis isabellina
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea
Talaud Bush-hen Amaurornis magnirostris
Pale-vented Bush-hen / Rufous-tailed Bush-hen Amaurornis moluccana

Tribu Zapornini:


Genus Rallina – 4 species
Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
Andaman Crake Rallina canningi
Red-legged Crake Rallina fasciata
Red-necked Crake Rallina tricolor


Genus Limnocorax – 1 species
* Black Crake Amaurornis flavirostra


Genus Limnobaenus – 2 species
Ruddy-breasted Crake Limnobaenus fuscus
Band-bellied Crake Limnobaenus paykullii


Genus Zapornia – 12 species
Brown Crake Zapornia akool
Little Crake Zapornia parva
St. Helena Crake Zapornia astrictocarpus
Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla
Laysan Rail Zapornia palmeri
Sakalava Rail Zapornia olivieri
Black-tailed Crake Zapornia bicolor
Hawaiian Rail Zapornia sandwichensis
Red-eyed Crake / Henderson Island Crake Zapornia atra
Spotless Crake Zapornia tabuensis
Kosrae Crake Zapornia monasa
Tahiti Crake / Miller’s Rail Zapornia nigra

Tribu Laterallini:


Genus Micropygia – 1 species
Ocellated Crake Micropygia schomburgkii


Genus Rufirallus – 1 species
Russet-crowned Crake Rufirallus viridis


Genus Coturnicops – 2 species
Swinhoe’s Rail Coturnicops exquisitus
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis


Genus Mundia – 1 species
Ascension Crake Mundia elpenor


Genus Limnocrex – 1 species
White-throated Crake Limnocrex albigularis


Genus Creciscus – 5 species
Speckled Rail Creciscus notatus
Black Rail Creciscus jamaicensis
Galapagos Rail / Galapagos Crake Creciscus spilonota
Dot-winged Crake Creciscus spiloptera
Inaccessible Island Rail Creciscus rogersi


Genus Hapalocrex – 1 species
Yellow-breasted Crake Hapalocrex flaviventer


Genus Laterallus – 7 species
Grey-breasted Crake Laterallus exilis
Black-banded Crake Laterallus fasciatus
Ruddy Crake Laterallus ruber
Rusty-flanked Crake Laterallus levraudi
Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-faced Crake Laterallus xenopterus
Red-and-white Crake Laterallus leucopyrrhus

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SP # 308 04/11/18 Gallinula tenebrosa  S
Dusky Moorhen (constr.) – – – Gallinule sombre ( full )

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