Crested Coot

It is a resident breeder across much of Africa and in southernmost Spain on freshwater lakes and ponds. It builds a nest of dead reeds near the water's edge or afloat, laying up to 8 eggs.

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The Crested Coot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Crested Coot is "endangered" in the EU, where only about 20 breeding pairs occurs. There are no clearly reasons which explain this marked decline, but it could be related with north Africa population trends.Today, the main threat is hunting of Crested Coot during summer and autumn. More

The Red-knobbed Coot or Crested Coot, (Fulica cristata), is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is a resident breeder across much of Africa and in southernmost Spain on freshwater lakes and ponds. It builds a nest of dead reeds near the water's edge or afloat, laying up to 8 eggs. More

Crested Coot - Compare ID with that of Common Coot Portugal Tour - September 2007 A Limosa Holidays/Travelling Naturalist Tour of the Algarve. More

The crested coot is an endangered species in Europe with only around 50 birds in total. It used to breed more prolifically than the common coot, particularly at La Janda and the Cadiz and Malaga lagoons. The occasional crested coot may still be seen at Malaga mixed in with the common coot. This photograph was taken in January at a bird sanctury at Alcudia in Majorca where they introduced 20 crested coots which they ringed. More

Red-knobbed Coot or Crested Coot (Fulica cristata) - head detailDescription The Red-knobbed Coot is largely black except for the white facial shield. As a swimming species, it has partial webbing on its long strong toes. During the breeding season the adults develop two dark red knobs at the top of the frontal shield. Outside the breeding season these are reduced in size and not as brightly colored. The juvenile is paler than the adult, has a whitish breast, and lacks the facial shield. More

or Crested Coot, ( Fulica cristata) is a member of the rail and crake Bird family the Rallidae. The Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra, also known as Coot, is a member of the rail and crake Bird family the Rallidae. UserPolbot. More

Crested Coot in Spain Photo of Crested Coot Population and distribution of Crested Coot in Spain News and information on Crested Coot in Spain English-Spanish-Catalan translation of Crested Coot * Crested Coot : focha moruna : fotja banyuda : Fulica cristata * Birds in Spain guide * Birds in Spain news * Rural tourism and accommodation guide to Spain More

Crested Coot is facing an uncertain future been very rare their records. This picture was taken in one of the day trip to Ebro Delta Nature Park from Audouin Birding Tours Birding and Nature Tours in the Ebro Delta Audouin Birding Tours - Birdwatching in Spain - Catalonia based in the Ebro Delta - http://www.audouinbirding. More

Crested Coot is unusual in Portugal, and to find one amongst the many Coots at Pera Marsh was largely due to the white neck collar, read as LALA. Crested Coot - Crested Coot, Huelva, Zorrobarba March/April 2002 © Hugh Harrop www.hughharrop. More

Crested Coot, but most of the birds were fairly distant and you would need a slice of luck and considerable patience to pick one out. The areas of water that did not contain Coots were filled with pairs of Black-necked Grebes and wildfowl including Red-crested Pochard. We spent the early evening in Jerez, walking around the Alcanaz fort with its picturesque gardens, before driving back to El Rocio for our final night at the Hotel Toruno. More

Crested Coot are being released in several coastal wetlands of Valencia region (E Spain) as well as other spanish wetlands. All released individuals are marked with PVC collars. The codes used being (1) black ground with two white digits, (2) white ground with two black digits and (3) white ground with three digits. Releases started in summer 1999 and dispersive movements along the Western Mediterranean coast have been recorded since then. More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Fulica
Species : cristata
Authority : Gmelin, 1789