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. We did find an American Coot at the east end of the pond. Videos taken in Leesburg, Florida. In 2009, 31,100 U.S. hunters killed 276,000. Rails, gallinules, and coots belong to the family Rallidae. The sora and spotted crake belong to the genus Porzana. They eat mainly aquatic plants including algae, duckweed, eelgrass, wild … 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 Most species are placed in the genus Gallinula, Latin for "little hen". The king, clapper, and Virginia rails belong to the genus Rallus. Gallinule and Coot Showing 1-1 of 1 messages. 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 Moorhens—sometimes called marsh hens—are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family (Rallidae). Of all our common game birds, perhaps none is less hunted than the American coot. American Coot is heavier, has white bill and dark frontal shield; Common Gallinule has red bill and frontal shield. The American Coot and the Common Gallinule inhabit freshwater and brackish marshes, ponds/. The coots belong to the genus Fulica. Coots. The common gallinule is Gallinula chloropus and the American purple gallinule is Porphyrula martinica. They are close relatives of coots.They are often referred to as (black) gallinules. Similar to: Common Gallinule. × (See also birds.) Jim, Katie and I joined him shortly after but it never reappeared.