Horned Coot

This species of coot was described by Bonaparte in 1853 based on a specimen collected in the Andes of Bolivia. For long it was known only from this type specimen. It is generally a low-density species and the total population has been estimated at 10.000-20.000, with as few as 620 in the Chilean part of its range.

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The Horned Coot is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Illustration of the Horned Coot (Some old illustrations show erect wattles, but these are held flat along the culmen of the bill, with only the brush-like tip pointing outwards). Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3. More

The Horned Coot (Fulica cornuta) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. This species of coot was first collected from the highlands of Bolivia in 1853 and described by Bonaparte and it was known for long by just the specimen and little was known of its life history. More

Horned Coot is found in the following countries: 1. Argentina 2. Bolivia 3. Chile Site Developed & Maintained by Shah Jahan & Sajna A Iqbal Design By FSquares COPYRIGHT (C) TheBirdsISaw.COM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2007. More

horned coot (Horsfall and Robinson 2003). Rails also have a short, wide, conical bill, which may be white or colored depending on the species; a black head and neck; and toes that have a lobed membrane that aids them in swimming and moving through marshy areas. They have feet that range from a yellowish, to a greenish, to a bluish gray in coloration. Coots tend to have short, rounded wings. Many, but not all, have white on the under tail. More

The Horned Coot ( Fulica cornuta) is a species of Bird in the Rallidae The Mascarene Coot ( Fulica newtoni) is an Extinct species of Coot that inhabited the Mascarene islands of Mauritius and In Biology and Ecology, extinction is the cessation of existence of a Species or group of taxa. The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small to medium-sized Birds The family exhibits considerable diversity In Biological classification, family ( Latin They constitute the genus Fulica. More

The rare and local Horned Coot (Fulica cornuta) is only found in a few high Andean lakes of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, not Paraguay which has no Andean highlands. It’s a huge coot with a hairy, almost wire-like hairs, proboscis that hangs over the bill as on a turkey. Both sexes have this proboscis but it is slightly different in shape on males than females. Its size is about 24 1/2 in. Head and body black, with chest and abdomen clearer. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Fulica
Species : cornuta
Authority : Bonaparte, 1853