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Category:Gruiformes - BirdForum Opus

Order: Gruiformes



Gruiformes is an order in the class Aves.
The Hoatzin was formerly placed in this order but it was moved by Clements to the Cuculiformes and later to Opisthocomiformes. The Seriemas were also placed here, but are now moved into their own family, Cariamidae. The same happened to the Bustards (now in Otidiformes), the Mesites (now in Mesitornithiformes) and the Kagu and the Sunbittern (now in Eurypygiformes). The Buttonquails (Turnicidae) are now placed within the Charadriiformes.

Order Gruiformes viewedit

Family Rallidae viewedit

Genus Rallus viewedit
R. obsoletus Ridgway's Rail
R. tenuirostris Aztec Rail
R. longirostris Mangrove Rail
R. elegans King Rail
R. crepitans Clapper Rail
R. wetmorei Plain-flanked Rail
R. limicola Virginia Rail
R. semiplumbeus Bogota Rail
R. antarcticus Austral Rail
R. aquaticus Water Rail
R. indicus Brown-cheeked Rail
R. caerulescens African Rail
R. madagascariensis Madagascar Rail

Genus Dryolimnas viewedit
D. cuvieri White-throated Rail

Genus Aphanapteryx viewedit
A. bonasia Red Rail

Genus Crex viewedit
C. egregia African Crake
C. crex Corn Crake

Genus Rougetius viewedit
R. rougetii Rouget's Rail

Genus Atlantisia viewedit
A. rogersi Inaccessible Island Rail

Genus Aramidopsis viewedit
A. plateni Snoring Rail

Genus Lewinia viewedit
L. striatus Slaty-breasted Rail
L. mirifica Brown-banded Rail
L. pectoralis Lewin's Rail
L. muelleri Auckland Rail

Genus Gymnocrex viewedit
G. rosenbergii Blue-faced Rail
G. plumbeiventris Bare-eyed Rail
G. talaudensis Talaud Rail

Genus Hypotaenidia viewedit
H. woodfordi Woodford's Rail
Skull t.png H. poecilopterus
Bar-winged Rail Skull t.png

Genus Habroptila viewedit
H. wallacii Invisible Rail

Genus Eulabeornis viewedit
E. castaneoventris Chestnut Rail

Genus Gallirallus viewedit
G. australis Weka
G. lafresnayanus New Caledonian Rail
G. sylvestris Lord Howe Rail
G. okinawae Okinawa Rail
Skull t.png G. pacificus
Tahiti Rail Skull t.png
G. philippensis Buff-banded Rail
Skull t.png G. modestus
Chatham Islands Rail Skull t.png
Skull t.png G. dieffenbachii
Dieffenbach's Rail Skull t.png
G. insignis New Britain Rail
Skullwild.png G. owstoni
Guam Rail Skullwild.png
Skull t.png G. wakensis
Wake Island Rail Skull t.png
G. torquatus Barred Rail
G. calayanensis Calayan Rail
G. rovianae Roviana Rail

Genus Canirallus viewedit
C. oculeus Grey-throated Rail

Genus Pardirallus viewedit
P. maculatus Spotted Rail
P. nigricans Blackish Rail
P. sanguinolentus Plumbeous Rail

Genus Mustelirallus viewedit
M. albicollis Ash-throated Crake
M. cerverai Zapata Rail
M. colombianus Colombian Crake
M. erythrops Paint-billed Crake

Genus Amaurolimnas viewedit
A. concolor Uniform Crake

Genus Aramides viewedit
A. ypecaha Giant Wood Rail
A. wolfi Brown Wood Rail
A. mangle Little Wood Rail
A. axillaris Rufous-necked Wood Rail
A. albiventris Russet-naped Wood Rail
A. cajaneus Gray-cowled Wood Rail
A. calopterus Red-winged Wood Rail
A. saracura Slaty-breasted Wood Rail

Genus Tribonyx viewedit
T. ventralis Black-tailed Nativehen
T. mortierii Tasmanian Nativehen

Genus Porphyriops viewedit
P. melanops Spot-flanked Gallinule

Genus Porzana viewedit
P. carolina Sora
P. porzana Spotted Crake
P. fluminea Australian Crake
P. spiloptera Dot-winged Crake

Genus Gallinula viewedit
P. angulata Lesser Moorhen

Genus Gallinula viewedit
G. silvestris Makira Moorhen
G. nesiotis Tristan Moorhen
G. comeri Gough Moorhen
G. chloropus Common Moorhen
G. galeata Common Gallinule
G. tenebrosa Dusky Moorhen
G. pacifica Samoan Moorhen

Genus Fulica viewedit
F. cristata Red-knobbed Coot
F. armillata Red-gartered Coot
F. rufifrons Red-fronted Coot
F. gigantea Giant Coot
F. cornuta Horned Coot
F. atra Eurasian Coot
F. alai Hawaiian Coot
F. americana American Coot
F. ardesiaca Slate-colored Coot
F. leucoptera White-winged Coot

Genus Porphyrio viewedit
P. alleni Allen's Gallinule
P. martinica Purple Gallinule
P. flavirostris Azure Gallinule
P. porphyrio Western Swamphen
P. indicus Black-backed Swamphen
P. madagascariensis African Swamphen
P. hochstetteri South Island Takahe
Skull t.png P. mantelli
North Island Takahe Skull t.png
P. melanotus Australasian Swamphen
P. pulverulentus Philippine Swamphen
Skull t.png P. albus
Lord Howe Island Swamphen Skull t.png
P. poliocephalus Grey-headed Swamphen

Genus Himantornis viewedit
H. haematopus Nkulengu Rail

Genus Poliolimnas viewedit
P. cinerea White-browed Crake

Genus Megacrex viewedit
M. inepta New Guinea Flightless Rail

Genus Gallicrex viewedit
G. cinerea Watercock

Genus Amaurornis viewedit
A. isabellina Isabelline Bush-hen
A. olivacea Plain Bush-hen
A. phoenicurus White-breasted Waterhen
A. magnirostris Talaud Bush-hen
A. moluccana Pale-vented Bush-hen
A. marginalis Striped Crake

Genus Rallina viewedit
R. tricolor Red-necked Crake
R. canningi Andaman Crake
R. fasciata Red-legged Crake
R. eurizonoides Slaty-legged Crake

Genus Zapornia viewedit
Z. fusca Ruddy-breasted Crake
Z. paykullii Band-bellied Crake
Z. akool Brown Crake
Z. flavirostra Black Crake
Z. parva Little Crake
Z. pusilla Baillon's Crake
Skull t.png Z. palmeri
Laysan Crake Skull t.png
Z. olivieri Sakalava Rail
Z. bicolor Black-tailed Crake
Skull t.png Z. sandwichensis
Hawaiian Rail Skull t.png
Z. atra Henderson Crake
Z. tabuensis Spotless Crake
Skull t.png Z. monasa
Kosrae Crake Skull t.png

Genus Micropygia viewedit
M. schomburgkii Ocellated Crake

Genus Rufirallus viewedit
R. castaneiceps Chestnut-headed Crake
R. viridis Russet-crowned Crake

Genus Anurolimnas viewedit
A. fasciatus Black-banded Crake

Genus Coturnicops viewedit
C. exquisitus Swinhoe's Rail
C. noveboracensis Yellow Rail
C. notatus Speckled Rail

Genus Hapalocrex viewedit
H. flaviventer Yellow-breasted Crake

Genus Laterallus viewedit
L. levraudi Rusty-flanked Crake
L. melanophaius Rufous-sided Crake
L. ruber Ruddy Crake
L. albigularis White-throated Crake
L. exilis Gray-breasted Crake
L. spilonota Galapagos Rail
L. jamaicensis Black Rail
L. leucopyrrhus Red-and-white Crake
L. xenopterus Rufous-faced Crake

Family Sarothruridae viewedit

Genus Mentocrex viewedit
M. kioloides Madagascar Forest Rail
M. beankaensis Tsingy Forest Rail

Genus Sarothrura viewedit
S. pulchra White-spotted Flufftail
S. elegans Buff-spotted Flufftail
S. rufa Red-chested Flufftail
S. lugens Chestnut-headed Flufftail
S. boehmi Streaky-breasted Flufftail
S. affinis Striped Flufftail
S. insularis Madagascar Flufftail
S. ayresi White-winged Flufftail
S. watersi Slender-billed Flufftail

Genus Rallicula viewedit
R. rubra Chestnut Forest Rail
R. leucospila White-striped Forest Rail
R. forbesi Forbes's Forest Rail
R. mayri Mayr's Forest Rail

Family Heliornithidae viewedit

Genus Podica viewedit
P. senegalensis African Finfoot

Genus Heliopais viewedit
H. personatus Masked Finfoot

Genus Heliornis viewedit
H. fulica Sungrebe

Family Aramidae viewedit

Genus Aramus viewedit
A. guarauna Limpkin

Family Psophiidae viewedit

Genus Psophia viewedit
P. crepitans Gray-winged Trumpeter
P. leucoptera Pale-winged Trumpeter
P. viridis Dark-winged Trumpeter

Family Gruidae viewedit

Genus Balearica viewedit
B. regulorum Grey Crowned Crane
B. pavonina Black Crowned Crane

Genus Anthropoides viewedit
A. virgo Demoiselle Crane
A. paradiseus Blue Crane

Genus Bugeranus viewedit
B. carunculatus Wattled Crane

Genus Leucogeranus viewedit
L. leucogeranus Siberian Crane

Genus Antigone viewedit
A. canadensis Sandhill Crane
A. antigone Sarus Crane
A. rubicunda Brolga
A. vipio White-naped Crane

Genus Grus viewedit
G. grus Common Crane
G. monacha Hooded Crane
G. americana Whooping Crane
G. nigricollis Black-necked Crane
G. japonensis Red-crowned Crane


This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.