Heliornithidae – Finfoots

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) by Robert Scanlan

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) by Robert Scanlan

I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. (Psalms 50:11 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – GRUIFORMES, Family – Heliornithidae – Finfoots

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Species (3)

African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis)
Masked Finfoot (Heliopais personatus)
Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)


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The Heliornithidae are a small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet like those of grebes and coots. The family overall are known as finfoots, although one species is known as a Sungrebe. The family is composed of three species in three genera.

Finfoots resemble rails; they have long necks, slender bodies, broad tails, and sharp, pointed bills. They have a diverse range of calls, but do not call frequently. Their legs and feet are brightly coloured and, unlike grebes, they are capable of walking well and even moving quickly on land. (Wikipedia with editing)

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