Family: Rallidae (rails, crakes, flufftails, gallinules, moorhens and coots)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Porzana flavirostra (Black crake)

Aenigmatolimnas marginalis (Striped crake) 

Crecopsis egregia (African crake) 

Crex crex (Corn crake, Corncrake) 

Fulica cristata (Red-knobbed coot)

Gallinula angulata (Lesser moorhen) 

Gallinula chloropus (Common moorhen) 

Porphyrio alleni (Allen's gallinule, Lesser gallinule) 

Porphyrio madagascariensis (African purple swamphen, Purple gallinule) 

Porphyrio martinicus (American purple gallinule) 

Porzana porzana (Spotted crake) 

Porzana pusilla (Baillon's crake) 

Rallus caerulescens (African rail) 

Sarothrura affinis (Striped flufftail) 

Sarothrura ayresi (White-winged flufftail) 

 

Sarothrura boehmi (Streaky-breasted flufftail) 

 

Sarothrura elegans (Buff-spotted flufftail) 

Sarothrura rufa (Red-chested flufftail)

 
 

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