African Finfoot

Podica senegalensis - Grébifoulque d'Afrique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Héliornithidés

  • Genus
    :

    Podica

  • Species
    :

    senegalensis

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1817

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 59 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 340 à 880 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis) is a species of bird in the Heliornithidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Podica senegalensis camerunensis (s Cameroon to DRCongo)
  • Podica senegalensis petersii (Angola to Mozambique south to South Africa)
  • Podica senegalensis senegalensis (Gambia and Senegal to Nigeria and Ethiopia to n DRCongo, Uganda and nw Tanzania)
  • Podica senegalensis somereni (Kenya, ne Tanzania)

Foreign names

  • Grébifoulque d'Afrique,
  • Avesol Africano,
  • Pés-de-barbatanas,
  • Binsenralle,
  • Pettyes búvárcsibe,
  • Watertrapper,
  • Svassorallo africano,
  • Afrikansk simrall,
  • Flekksvømmerikse,
  • chriašteľovec pásavý,
  • chřástalec africký,
  • Afrikansk Svømmerikse,
  • afrikanuikkukana,
  • Watertrapper,
  • heliorni africà,
  • perkołyska afrykańska,
  • Африканский лапчатоног,
  • アフリカヒレアシ,
  • 非洲鳍趾,
  • 鰭腳日鷈,

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Savanna : Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

Illustration

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