French: Foulque à front rouge German: Rotstirn-Blässhuhn Spanish: Focha frentirroja
Tulica [sic] rufifrons
R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede] and Landbeck
Coastal S Peru and C Chile; S Paraguay, coastal SE Brazil and Uruguay S to EC Argentina (E Chubut). Erroneous records from NW Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán) based on confusion with F. armillata#R.
38–43 cm; two males 685–735 g, one female 550 g. Unlike other coots, lacks greatly enlarged lobes on feet. Dark slate grey, blacker on head and neck; prominent... read more
A long, chattering series of calls, described as “togo togo togo..., cu cu cu..., puhú... read more
Semi-open marshes and reedy lakes, especially with much floating duckweed and water-ferns and often... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily a surface feeder, pecking at Azolla and duckweed mats, but also dives skilfully and grazes in upland areas adjacent to... read more
In Chile lays Sept–Oct; Argentina, May–Nov; Peru, Sept–Jan. Monogamous. Nest of plant material; rather small for the... read more
No regular movements recorded, but records of casual birds and occasional influxes indicate some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Not uncommon over most of range, and abundant in pampas marshes, but scarce in Rio Grande do Sul. Population apparently... read more
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