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Gruiformes - Coots, Cranes, Rails

There are 11 families in this order and about 226 species. The birds in this order come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Most species are wading birds and fly with their necks out and their feet stretched out behind them.

purple gallinule


 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Gruiformes