Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra - Foulque macroule

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Fulica

  • Species
    :

    atra

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 39 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 70 à 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 575 à 800 g
Longevity

18 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Fulica atra atra (Europe and n Africa to Japan, India, se Asia, Philippines and Borneo)
  • Fulica atra lugubris (Java, Bali, nw New Guinea)
  • Fulica atra novaeguineae (nc New Guinea)
  • Fulica atra australis (Australia, New Zealand)

Foreign names

  • Foulque macroule,
  • Focha Común,
  • Galeirão,
  • Blässhuhn,
  • Szárcsa,
  • Meerkoet,
  • Folaga comune,
  • Sothöna,
  • Sothøne,
  • lyska čierna,
  • lyska černá,
  • Blishøne,
  • nokikana,
  • fotja comuna,
  • Bleshæna,
  • łyska (zwyczajna),
  • laucis,
  • liska,
  • Лысуха,
  • Mandar hitam,
  • オオバン,
  • 白骨顶,
  • นกคู้ต,
  • 白冠雞〔白冠瓣蹼雞,白骨頂〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Aquaculture Ponds, Salt Exploitation Sites, Excavations (open), Wastewater Treatment Areas, Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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