Family Heliornithidae

Heliopais - The Masked Finfoot is an underwater specialist, with a long neck, and a striking sharp beak and lobed feet which are green.

Heliornis - It is the only member of the genus Heliornis , and the Heliornithidae family to which it belongs contains just two other species, the African Finfoot, Podica senegalensis, and the Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata, which breeds in eastern India down through southeast Asia to the Wallace Line.

Podica - The African Finfoot is an underwater specialist with a long neck, a striking sharp beak, and bright red, lobed feet.

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Heliornithidae