Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52415

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Rallidae
Genus:Fulica
Genus species:Fulica cristata

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:28-42 cm
Identification:The red-knobbed coot is sooty black in color, and the bill is white with a bluish tinge. There are also two swollen red knobs at the top of the frontal shield when breeding.
Habitat:Marshes, freshwater lakes
Diet:Carnivore: fish, aquatic insects, crabs
Reproduction:Two eggs are laid by each breeding pair. These birds are well known for being particularly protective of their nest.
Large flocks can be seen during the nonbreeding season. Several coots will sit together on the water, forming a floating raft of birds.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southwestern Europe
Africa
Date:1972-10 Subjects:Red-knobbed coot
duck-like bird
Red knot
Calidris
Sandpipers
Scolopacidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Shore birds
Water birds
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52415