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  • noun Any of nine species of bird in the genus Sarothrura of the family Sarothruridae, endemic to Africa.


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fluff +‎ tail


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  • Threatened bird species include two near-endemics, the Ankober serin (Serinus ankoberensis, EN) and the white-winged flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi, EN).

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands 2008

  • Other rare birds found in these wetlands include the long-toed flufftail (Sarothrura lugens) and the white-headed plover (Vanellus albiceps).

    Zambezian flooded grasslands 2008

  • Several other species of birds found here are limited to marshland habitats on Madagascar, including the slender-billed flufftail (Sarothrura watersi), Madagascar snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla), and Madagascar rail (Rallus madagascariensis).

    Madagascar subhumid forests 2007


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