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Orders: GRUIFORMES
Species photographed:
 1. limpkin
 2. sandhill crane
 3. common moorhen
 4. purple gallinule
 5. sora
 6. American coot
limpkin
limpkin

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna), Lox-a-hatchee Wildlife Refuge, FL, USA

 

GRUIFORMES
Ralidae
common moorhen
moorhen

Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), University of Miami campus, Coral Gables, FL, USA

purple gallinule

Common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), University of Miami campus, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

coot
coot

American coot (Fulica americana), Lox-a-hatchee Wildlife Refuge, FL, USA

sandhill cranes in Florida pasture
sandhill crane, Venus, Florida, 2009.
Sandhill cranes are highly migratory, flying from Canada to southern US in the winter, but Florida sandhill cranes are a non-migratory population. I often see them in pastures or along the turnpike between West Palm and Orlando. 
American_coot-grazing
American_coot-grazing
American coot, Santa Barbara, California, 2008. A large flock of about 50 coots were peacefully grazing on this little strip of grass along the beach.is so interesting because I've never seen them so comfortable far from water.
sandhill crane
sandhill crane

Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis). It is a partial captive at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA.  Its parents cannot fly, but it can quite well. 

sora
sora, Burley, ID, USA. This sora was in a drainage ditch on my uncle's dairy & farm.