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 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 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
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 8 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
An adult feeding chicks and one chick preening on a dead trunk. Locality Peschiera del Garda, Veneto Region, Italy (ssp atra)
Pierandrea Brichetti 1 July 2009 1 year ago 57 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 324 photos
Territorial fight between males are common
Locality Getterön Nature Reserve, Varberg, Halland County, Sweden
GunnarPettersson 15 August 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.8
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
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 34 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 4 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 5 years ago 4