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 177 videos
A large group feeding on the ground Locality Veerse Meer, Zeeland Province, Netherlands (ssp atra)
Christian Dortu 24 September 1996 7 years ago 17 sec 3.1
A group resting, one bird preening Locality Skagen, North Denmark Region, Denmark
Eric Roualet 31 March 2013 7 weeks ago 12 sec 3
A group of birds swimming on a lagoon. Locality St Anne's Lagoon (Mata Kopae), Cheviot, South Island, New Zealand (ssp australis)
Josep del Hoyo 5 February 2013 7 weeks ago 18 sec 3
coot (Fulica atra) ＆ Common Moorhen(Gallinula chloropus) Locality Tainan City, Taiwan
kun chin chung 18 weeks ago 1 min 33 sec 3
Bird on the channel of Amsterdam. Locality Amsterdam, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Antonio Silveira 1 May 2010 33 weeks ago 24 sec 3
A bird chasing another one (part of the clip at slow motion). Locality Candasnos, Huesca, Aragón, Spain (ssp atra)
Jesús Laborda 26 March 2012 37 weeks ago 26 sec 3
PhotosSee all 190 photos
Adult foraging on ice.
Locality Wrocław, Lower Silesian Province, Poland (ssp atra)
Hanna Sztwiertnia 19 January 2009 2 years ago 3
A large, adult bird after eating.
Locality Molentargius Natural Park, Cagliari Province, Sardinia, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 1 June 1998 2 years ago 3
Coot foraging in lake.
Locality Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India
Ragoorao 18 January 2010 2 years ago 3
Accustomed to pedestrians
Locality Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
Brendan Marnell 9 August 2009 2 years ago 3
It was swimming and diving.
Locality Kukma Village Tank, Kukma, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Shantilal Varu 13 January 2010 2 years ago 3
A bird swimming.
Locality Cork city, County Cork, Ireland (ssp atra)
leonvdn 9 May 2010 3 years ago 3