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Rostratulidae - Charadriiformes

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Charadriiformes      Family: Rostratulidae
 

Anseriformes
Apodiformes
Bucerotiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Charadriiformes
Ciconiiformes
Columbiformes
Coraciiformes
Cuculiformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gaviiformes
Gruiformes
Passeriformes
Pelecaniformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Piciformes
Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes
Psittaciformes
Pteroclidiformes
Strigiformes
Trogoniformes
Turniciformes
Upupiformes

Rostratulidae or painted snipes are short-legged, long-billed birds similar in shape to the true snipes, but their plumage is much more striking. There is sexual dimorphism in both size and plumage, with the males being duller and smaller. Rostratulidae species are omnivorous and live in lowland swamps.


Greater Painted-snipe  Rostratula benghalensis - widespread resident


Charadriiformes families
Burhinidae
Charadriidae
Glareolidae
Jacanidae
Laridae
Rostratulidae
Scolopacidae

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