Sarothruridae – Flufftails

Flufftails are cute, moderate-sized birds that prefer to live on the ground or near wetlands

Most of the species in this family prefer to live in areas like swamps and flooded grassland. Some species are also seen in forests away from the water bodies. The white spots or dots on their bodies seem like a painted pattern. It is challenging to spot these birds, but fortunate spectators can gaze at this miracle for a few seconds before it goes back into hiding.

Limited information is available to assess their behavior ecology; however, we know they are closely related to finfoots. There are 11 species in this family, but no bird has a fluffy tail, as its name suggests.