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Australian Rails, Crakes, Hens



Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens, Coots

Bush-hen
(Amaurornis moluccana)
Bush-hen
The Bush-hen belongs to the same family as crakes and rails. It has brown back and wings and grey throat and chest with rusty tan coloured rear and under the tail. The bill and legs are greenish. It is not often seen as it spends most of the time in... Click to continue>
White-breasted Waterhen
(Amaurornis phoenicurus)
White-breasted Waterhen
The White-breasted Waterhen is a member of the rail and crake family. It is dark grey above with white face throat chest and belly. The lower belly and under the tail is tan coloured. The bill and legs are yellow The tail is held up at an angle.... Click to continue>
Eurasian Coot
(Fulica atra)
Eurasian Coot
The Eurasian Coot is dark grey with a white bill. It has a bright red eye. Young birds are paler than adults. Similar in size and shape to the Dusky Moorhen. Click to continue>
Watercock
(Gallicrex cinerea)
Watercock
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Black-tailed Native-hen
(Gallinula ventralis)
Black-tailed Native-hen
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Dusky Moorhen
(Gallinula tenebrosa)
Dusky Moorhen
The Dusky Moorhen is a common waterbird in ponds and creeks. It is dark grey to black with a yellow-yipped red bill. Click to continue>
Tasmanian Native Hen
(Gallinula mortierii)
Tasmanian Native Hen
The Tasmanian Native Hen is a large rail. It is olive brown above and grey underneath, becoming almost black at the belly. The bill is yellowish green and the bill is grey. The Tasmanian Native Hen can run very fast and is a good swimmer. Click to continue>
Buff-banded Rail
(Gallirallus philippensis)
Buff-banded Rail
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Woodhen
(Gallirallus sylvestris)
Woodhen
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Purple Swamphen
(Porphyrio porphyrio)
Purple Swamphen
The Purple Swamphen is a large rail. It is mainly dusky black above, and dark blue to purple around neck and underneath. Click to continue>
Australian Spotted Crake
(Porzana fluminea)
Australian Spotted Crake
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Baillons Crake
(Porzana pusilla)
Baillons Crake
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Ruddy-breasted Crake
(Porzana fusca)
Ruddy-breasted Crake
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Spotless Crake
(Porzana tabuensis)
Spotless Crake
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White-browed Crake
(Porzana cinerea)
White-browed Crake
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Red-legged Crake
(Rallina fasciata)
Red-legged Crake
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Red-necked Crake
(Rallina tricolor)
Red-necked Crake
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