Eurasian Coot
Fulica atra

– medium-sized waterbird, slightly smaller than Mallard
– nocturnal migrant, local diurnal movements
– probably migrates singly


Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra
BIF2553, 04/03/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra
BIF2554, 04/03/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra
BIF2551, 04/03/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra
BIF2552, 04/03/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze


– complete overview –


– detail –
Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra, calls during nocturnal flight
BIF2555, 27/03/2017, Reudnitz, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Coot Fulica a. atra, calls during migration
BIF2556, 09/10/2017, Kühlungsborn, Germany, Patrick Franke

voice:
– explosive, piercing, nasal call or series of calls
– inflection variable (probably individually recognisable)
– like in ducks, nocturnal calls could be part of aerial displays and therefore might be no real flight calls

comparison species:
Common Moorhen (v) (a)
Red-knobbed Coot (v) (a)

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