Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rails, Gallinules and Coots :: Red-knobbed Coot

Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Coot
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Windhoek, Namibia - Aug, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Cape Flats Wastewater Works, Strandfontein, South Africa - Nov 7, 2004 © Andy Balinsky 
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Sw. Europe and nw. Africa. E. and s. Africa. Madagascar;
Three, perhaps four, populations;
S. Spain and n. Morocco. Ethiopia. Angola, se. and e. Zaire, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya (highlands, Rift Valley lakes and Lake Naivasha), Tanzania (lakes in the Crater and Mbulu highlands), Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and South Africa (Cape Province). Madagascar.
Formerly in Algeria.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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