Gruiformes Gruiformes


Red-Chested Flufftail

In Namibia the red-chested flufftail can be found in marshy, swamp and vlei type habitats as well as ponds and dams.

African Rail

African rail live in and around reedbeds, semi-permanent or temporary swamps and marshes, along the edge of streams and rivers.

African Crake

African crakes prefer lowland dry grassland and seasonally flooded grassland.

Black Crake

Black crakes walk across floating plants in reedbeds and other other vegetation floating alongside still or flowing waters.

Baillon's Crake

Baillon's crake live and breed in the dense vegetation associated with pans, marshes and seasonally flooded grassland.

Spotted Crake

Spotted crakes are usually observed singly or in pairs in dense grass, at the edge of dams and marshes and seasonally flooded grassland.

Striped Crake

Because striped crakes are secretive and creep away through grass if they are disturbed, they are difficult to observe in their preferred habitat of seasonally inundated grassland with marsh grasses.

African Purple Swamphen

African purple swamphens are found in a number of water type habitats that include slow running rivers and still waters that are fringed with bulrushes, sedges and reeds.

Allen's Gallinule

Allen's gallinule inhabit regions associated with freshwater marshes and reedbeds as well as dense vegetation with floating plants to walk on.

Common Moorhen

Common moorhens can be found in almost any habitat with water, including marshes, ponds, pans, swamps streams, canals, dams, lakes, flooded grassland.

Lesser Moorhen

Lesser moorhens are common at wetlands with dense, growing grass, as well as permanent freshwater wetlands such as swamps and marshes.

Red-Knobbed Coot

Red-knobbed coots can be found in a variety of habitats associated with water such as small to large freshwater ponds, lakes, dams, flood plains, swamps with reeds and sometimes on rivers.

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