The common coot (Fulica atra) is easily recognized by its entirely black plumage, white beak and clear front plate.
The species, once non-breeding in the resurgences area, in the last 10-15 years showed an increase in the local population.
It is a species that has been most favoured by the wetlands reconstruction implemented by the LIFE-nature regional projects.
It is currently present throughout the year and nests mainly in open environments with the presence of water and rich riparian vegetation (Phragmites and Typha).
The breeding season can begin in the first days of March and continue until the end of summer and normally makes two statements a year.
The moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is the most common and widespread rails of resurgences area although it is not always easy to observate.
It is present all the year with a likely increase during the winter, when arrive contingents belonging to the middle and northern European populations.
The species has a wide ecological valence, it attends a wide range of environments with water, although heavily degraded and humanized.
It is often easily identified by the reference characteristic and, while swimming, it is recognized by the oscillating motion of the neck and tail. It prefers to play the banks of rivers in the slow lane, canals or ditches, with adequate vegetation cover (reed. tall grass of bank). The breeding season starts in March, with two and possibly three depositions. Sometimes, nests with eggs remain until the end of August.
Among other rails species reported in the area, is fairly widespread the water rail (Rallus aquaticus), not easy to comment, which is usually located by the unmistakable appeal that remembers the screams of a little pig. More rare and present only during migration the spotted crake (Porzana Porzana) and the little crake (Porzana parva), difficult to observe because they generally attend the more dense aquatic vegetation.