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Coot: Red-knobbed Coot

Fulica cristata


Size: 46cm/18" A duck like bird; slaty-black or dark grey-black rail; White bill and frontal shield which also white; two small, bulbous, red in colour above frontal shield(hard to see at distance; these 2 swollen red knobs become reduced and darker after breeding) Photo taken at Lake Nakuru, Kenya


Fresh water Lakes in Great Rift Valley - Kenya & Tanzania

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Nakuru, Nakuru, Kenya

Spotted on Aug 9, 2009
Submitted on Sep 7, 2014

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