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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rallidae.


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  • Important breeding wetland species include marbled teal Marmaronetta angustirostris (VU,35), white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala (EN,400, which nest mainly in artificial ponds in surrounding areas), white-eyed pochard Aythya niroca (VU), purple gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio and crested coot Fulica cristata.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The most numerous species are wigeon Anas penelope (39,000: 112,000 in the1970s), common pochard Aythya ferina (120,000 in 1971) and coot Fulica atra (36,000: 188,000 in 1973).

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • These include the Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), Red-fronted Coot (Fulica rufifrons) and White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis).

    Sechura desert

  • Some of the most notable bird species of the 112 that have been recorded include Gurney's buzzard Buteo poecilochrous, Andean condor Vultur gryphus, giant hummingbird Patagona gigas peruviana, giant coot Fulica gigantea, and ornate tinamou Nothoprocta ornata.

    Huascaran National Park, Peru

  • Coot (Fulica atra) is a common wintering species with over 200,000 birds spend winter within the Khazar Reserve alone.

    Caspian lowland desert

  • Some bird species utilize the region for breeding, for example, coot (Fulica atra), moorhen (Gallinula choropus) and a relic subspecies of the Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara duprezii) utilize these patches of suitable habitat.

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • Breeding bird species include Palaearctic marsh birds such as coot Fulica atra and moorhen Gallinula chloropus, as well as a relict sub-species of Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara duprezii.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • Also seen are Fulica atra Linnaeus, commonly known as Common Cootk, whcih are seen across India in winters over lakes, large wetlands and marshes.

    Bhopal marks world migratory birds day

  • The birds continue the same: there is abundance of Fulica, swarms of waterfowl, herons, plovers, etc.; starlings re-appear.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • The common black coot (Fulica atra) has eggs which are coloured in a specially protective manner.

    Darwinism (1889)


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