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 226 videos
Common Coot 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
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
Common Coot adult feeding chicks and one chick preening on a dead trunk in Lago di Garda. Locality Peschiera del Garda, Veneto Region, Italy (ssp atra)
Pierandrea Brichetti 1 July 2009 1 year ago 57 sec 4.6
A chick very young (born few hours ago), at nest,with an adult Locality Essonne, Île-de-France, France (ssp atra)
Julien Rochefort 9 May 2009 3 years ago 48 sec 4.6
A bird feeding. Locality Englischer Garten, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Jeremiusz Trzaska 9 February 2014 49 weeks ago 28 sec 4.5
Common Coot pair mating Locality Oasi di Torrile, Torrile, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (ssp atra)
Pierandrea Brichetti 27 March 2008 1 year ago 35 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 302 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 39 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 17 weeks ago 4.5
Adult feeding chick.
Locality Germany (ssp atra)
Guenther Karmann 15 June 2013 28 weeks ago 4.5
SoundsSee all 9 recordings
Characteristic calls of two birds Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 21 February 2010 4 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 4 years ago 4
Alarm or contact calls Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1984 4 years ago 4
Clicking or bill snapping-type call Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 21 February 2010 4 years ago 4
Calls of a group of young Locality London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 12 July 2009 5 years ago 4