Flufftail

Flufftail

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The flufftails are a genus, Sarothrura, of small birds in the rail family. The genus is restricted to seven species distributed across sub-Saharan Africa, and two species found in Madagascar. The group's common name is derived from the short tail which has degraded fluffy feathers. All species except the White-winged Flufftail display sexual dimorphism in their plumage but not their size. Flufftails are highly secretive and seldom observed. Two species, the Buff-spotted Flufftail and the White-spotted Flufftail, are inhabitants of dense forests, the remaining species are found in deep grasslands and marshes. One species, Streaky-breasted Flufftail, is known to be migratory, it is uncertain whether other species are as well; the White-winged Flufftail may breed in Ethiopia and winter in South Africa but this is not known for certain.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136728222
  • 9786136728223