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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Rallidae.


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  • Now, in the first place, I find 'Porzana' to be indeed Italian for

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • The Samoan wood rail (Pareudiastes pacificus) and sooty rail (Porzana tabuensis) are probably extinct.

    Samoan tropical moist forests

  • They also extirpated the Kermadec parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cyanurus), New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), and spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis).

    Kermadec Islands subtropical moist forests

  • Alien species, such as rats, continue to devastate native species and are believed to been largely responsible for the extinction of the Kosrae crake (Porzana monasa) and the Kosrae starling (Aplonis corvina).

    Carolines tropical moist forests

  • -- I can make nothing whatever of any of these names; -- Porzana, Bolognese and Venetian, might perhaps mean

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • The Netherlands alone has recorded over four hundred and forty species of avifauna, including the threatened Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Garganey (Anas querquedula), Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), Corn bunting (Miliaria calandra), and Spotted crake (Porzana porzana).

    Atlantic mixed forests

  • Many birds that are found only here or in few other places include ash-throated crakes (Porzana albicollis), plain-breasted ground-doves (Columbina minuta), red-shouldered macaws (Ara nobilis), sun parakeets (Aratinga solstitialis), green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus passerinus), scaled ground-cookoos (Neomorphus squamiger), and stygian owls (Asio stygius).

    Monte Alegre varzea

  • Other species include corncrake Crex crex, spotted crake Porzana porzana, red-breasted flycatcher Ficedula parva, nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, Bohemian waxwing, marsh warbler Achrocephalus palustris and Blyth’s reed warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden

  • 'species,' called by him, Porzana Minuta, Olivaceous Crake; Porzana

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds


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