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Takahe, Notornis, Porphyrio hochstetteri, 63 cm / 24.8 in. CRITICALLY ENDANGERED and once presumed extinct. Now intensely managed and has recovered to a population of just over 300 birds. VERY RARE and ENDEMIC A large flightless rail in tussockland and beech forest in mountains. INTRODUCED to Tiritiri Matanga and other predator-free islands.

Bird Sanctuary and Research Center, Tiritiri Matanga Island, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand.

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Tags:   Takahe Notornis Porphyriio hochstetteri Rails, Gallinules and Coots Ralliade Birds of New Zealand ©bryanjsmith

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Red-gartered Coot, Tagua comun, Fulica armillata, 43 - 51 cm / 16.9 - 20.1 in. Marshes, ponds and lakes. The "garters" are just visible underneath on the upper legs.

Humedal Cartagena, near San Antonia, Valparaiso Region, Chile.

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Tags:   Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata Rails, Gallinules and Coots Rallidae Birds of Chile ©bryanjsmith

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Sora, Porzana Carolina, 8.75 in. Found in any wet, marshy habitat, especially cattail marshes and grassy marshes.

Arivaca Lake, Arivaca, Pima County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Sora Porzana carolina Rails Gallinule and Coots RALLIDAE Birds of Arizona ©bryanjsmith

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Ridgeway's Rail (Light-footed), Rallus obsoletes levipes, 14.5 in. / 36.8 cm. COMMON locally in grassy saltwater and brackish marshes. Handheld. Bird is working a very muddy and brackish area of the marshes.

Bolsa Chica National Ecological Reserve, Orange County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Birds of California Rallidae Rails, Gallinules and Coots Rallus obsoletus levipes Ridgeway's Rail (Light-footed) ©bryanjsmith

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Black-tailed Native-hen, Tribonyx ventralis, 30 - 38 cm. / 11.8 - 14.96 in. ENDEMIC. Found near water, claypens, lignum swamps and dams.

Bendigo Wetlands, Bendigo, New South Wales, Australia.

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Tags:   Rallidae Black-tailed Native-hen Tribonyx ventralis Rails, Gallinules and Coots Birds of Australia ©bryanjsmith


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