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Birds of Cuba, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Marsh Birds

Oiseaux des marais

Bitterns, Cranes, Coot, Gallinule, Jacana, Limpkin, Moorhen, Rails and Sora


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An adult Virginia Rail feeding in an open area of marsh at the Bill Mason's Refuge 
Centre close to the boardwalk, Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada

There are different types of marsh birds seen in Cuba. The species include the coots, moorhen, gallinules, crane, Limpkin, rails, Sora and crake.

Marsh Birds use their environment to the fullest. These skulking birds use the tall grasses and cattails as cover in their habitat. They are able to move about most times, totally unnoticed.

Most marsh birds have rather long legs, with large feent and long toes, giving them the ability to walk or run if necessary, on top of the plant life seen on the surface of the water. Other birds such as the American Coot prefer marsh waters deep enough to be able to swim on the surface and reach down into the water in search of its food.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds