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Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Sarothruridae

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The family of Flufftails occurs only in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. This family was recently separated from the extensive family of Rails. The Flufftails live in swamps and damp landscapes. They feed on invertebrates and small vertebrates, some species also eat parts of plants. They live very hidden. The females lay two to six eggs and the chicks nidifugous.

Canirallus

     oculeus - Grey-throated Rail (1)
     kioloides - Madagascar Wood Rail (4)
     beankaensis - Tsingy Wood-Rail (1)

Sarothrura

     pulchra - White-spotted Flufftail (5)
     elegans - Buff-spotted Flufftail (1)
     rufa - Red-chested Flufftail (2)
     lugens - Chestnut-headed Flufftail (1)
     boehmi - Streaky-breasted Flufftail (1)
     affinis - Striped Flufftail (2)
     insularis - Madagascar Flufftail (6)
     ayresi - White-winged Flufftail (4)
     watersi - Slender-billed Flufftail (2)

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