Project Description

This is a guide to rails, a relatively homogenous family of birds spread throughout the world. Most species are solitary and somewhat secretive, and therefore high on the wanted lists of many birders, but the moorhens and coots are generally common and familiar birds of wetlands. A number of species are flightless and confined to small islands, and several are extinct as a result of man and introduced predators.


Published by Pica Press; co-published by Yale University Press
K1-Voor-Rails
Project Details

Date: 1998
Pages: 600 pages

Publisher(s):
  Pica Press; co-published by Yale University Press


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K3-Plaat-Rails
K3-TekstPlaat-Rails

Drawings of behavioural aspects of the Sora Rail
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Typical Coot (Horned Coot)
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Typical Gallinule (American Purple Gallinule)
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Typical Crake (Grey-breasted Crake)
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Typical Rail (shown are several subspecies and immature of Barred Rail)
K4e-Rails