Gruiformes facts for kids
Upper Cretaceous – Holocene
|Crested crane, Balearica regulorum|
|Global distribution of the cranes|
The Gruiformes evolved early, long before the passerine songbirds which are the most common birds today. The Gruiform radiation in the Palaeocene and Eocene produced a large variety of medium to large-sized birds. Many of them still prefer the watery habitats which were so common early in the Cainozoic era.
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Rails are one of the most widespread Gruiformes
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