The sora and spotted crake belong to the genus Porzana. Gallinule and Coot: Becky: 10/12/19 3:09 PM: Zeke Cornell had a brief sighting of the Common Gallinule as it flew across World End Pond in Salem, around 3:00 pm. In 2009, 31,100 U.S. hunters killed 276,000. They are close relatives of coots.They are often referred to as (black) gallinules. Coots. (See also birds.) The American Coot and the Common Gallinule inhabit freshwater and brackish marshes, ponds/. Videos of American Coot and Common Gallinule, members of the Rallidae bird family. Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World 61 OUT OF 144 SPECIES REPRESENTED Clicking on the photos will take you to the species entry in the Bird Photo Index , where Of all our common game birds, perhaps none is less hunted than the American coot. Gallinule and Coot Showing 1-1 of 1 messages. The king, clapper, and Virginia rails belong to the genus Rallus. American Coot is heavier, has white bill and dark frontal shield; Common Gallinule has red bill and frontal shield. Similar to: Common Gallinule. Most species are placed in the genus Gallinula, Latin for "little hen". They eat mainly aquatic plants including algae, duckweed, eelgrass, wild … Moorhens—sometimes called marsh hens—are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family (Rallidae). × The common gallinule is Gallinula chloropus and the American purple gallinule is Porphyrula martinica. The coots belong to the genus Fulica. Rails, gallinules, and coots belong to the family Rallidae. Hawaiian Bird Conservation Action Plan Hawaiian waterbirds profile - 1 October 2012 Focal Species: Hawaiian Water birds: Hawaiian Coot or ‘Alae ke‘oke‘o (Fulica alai) Hawaiian Gallinule or ‘Alae ‘Ula (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis) Hawaiian Stilt or Ae‘o (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) Synopsis: These three waterbirds use a variety of wetlands, but habitat loss and degradation have Videos taken in Leesburg, Florida. We did find an American Coot at the east end of the pond. Jim, Katie and I joined him shortly after but it never reappeared.