Common Coot (Fulica atra) - HBW 3, p. 205
French: Foulque macroule
Spanish: Focha Común
Other common names: (Eurasian/Black) Coot
Taxonomy: Fulica atra Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Forms superspecies with F. cristata, F. alai, F. americana, F. caribaea, F. leucoptera and F. ardesiaca. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- atra Linnaeus, 1758 - Europe, N Africa, Azores and Canaries E through C Asia to Japan and S to Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka; winters S to W & NE Africa, SE Asia and Philippines.
- lugubris S. Müller, 1847 - E Java (formerly?) and NW New Guinea.
- novaeguinea Rand, 1940 - C New Guinea.
- australis Gould, 1845 - Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 246 videos
Adult and young chicks on nest Locality Les Marais d'Harchies, Hainaut Province, Belgium (ssp atra)
Pascal Vagner 14 May 2015 11 weeks ago 1 min 12 sec 5
Kleptoparasitism interspecific versus a Common Moorhen and intraspecific for to eat a red swamp crayfish. Locality Oasi di Torrile, Torrile, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (ssp atra)
Pierandrea Brichetti 13 November 2008 1 year ago 49 sec 4.8
A juvenile swims after its parents, calling loudly Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp atra)
Joe Angseesing 15 June 2008 6 years ago 29 sec 4.7
Walking on ice, display, preening Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp atra)
Per Johan 17 March 2007 4 years ago 1 min 31 sec 4.7
An individual following a White-headed Duck male while foraging under water, and taking advantage of food items rising to the su Locality La Veguilla Lagoon, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp atra)
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2015 18 weeks ago 2 min 4.6
A bird feeding. Locality Englischer Garten, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Jeremiusz Trzaska 9 February 2014 1 year ago 28 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 328 photos
Locality Bergen, Hordaland County, Norway
Geir Jensen 7 August 2008 3 years ago 4.7
Adult and hatchlings in nest.
Locality Lake Claremont, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nicholas Tomney 27 December 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Mother & chick
Locality Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 5 December 2011 1 year ago 4.6
Territorial fight between males are common
Locality Getterön Nature Reserve, Varberg, Halland County, Sweden
GunnarPettersson 15 August 2012 12 weeks ago 4.6
running on the water
Locality Ma'agan Michael, Israel
Lior Kislev 20 December 2011 3 years ago 4.6
Blässhuhn (Fulica atra atra)
Locality Switzerland (ssp atra)
lambrigger 43 weeks ago 4.5
SoundsSee all 9 recordings
Characteristic calls of two birds Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 21 February 2010 5 years ago 4.3
Several birds calls and fighting on the lake. Locality Regent's Park, London, England, Great Britain
Antonio Silveira 13 September 2012 2 years ago 4
A bird calling Locality Antwerp Province, Belgium
Laurent Demongin 15 April 2010 5 years ago 4
Alarm or contact calls Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1984 5 years ago 4
Clicking or bill snapping-type call Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 21 February 2010 5 years ago 4
Calls of a group of young Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 12 July 2009 6 years ago 4