Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata) - HBW 3, p. 205

French: Foulque à crête German: Kammbläßhuhn Spanish: Focha Moruna
Other common names: Crested Coot

Taxonomy: Fulica cristata Gmelin, 1789, Madagascar.
Forms superspecies with F. atra, F. alai, F. americana, F. caribaea, F. leucoptera and F. ardesiaca. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Spain and N Morocco; Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda S through Rwanda, Burundi, E Zaire and Tanzania, W to Angola and S to South Africa; also Madagascar.