Scientific Name: Fulica atra
Malay Name: Panglin-Hitam Biasa
Chinese Name: 白骨顶
Alternative Name(s): Common Coot, Black Coot, European Coot
Range: Found throughout the Palearctic and Australasia with the northern populations wintering to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: atra, lugubris, novaeguineae, australis.
Local Subspecies: atra
Size: 40.5-42.5 cm
Identification: Adult has overall slaty-black plumage and diagnostic all white bill and frontal shield. Juvenile has light-grey to greyish brown plumage and whitish throat.
Similar looking species: Common Moorhen
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually seen swimming and patters along the water surface when disturbed.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
Location: Poyan Reservoir
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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Eurasian Coot)
BirdLife International. (2019). Fulica atra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22692913A154269531.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Eurasian Coot. Retrieved on June 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/eurasian-coot.