Red-knobbed coot
Appearance
A black duck-like bird with a white bill and white, unfeathered forehead. The two red knobs on the forehead swell and become more noticable during breeding season.
Juvenile is dull grey-brown and differs from the smaller juvenile Common Moorhen in lacking the white undertail coverts.
Habitat
Dams, pans and lakes; virtually any stretch of fresh water except fast-flowing rivers.
Call
A harsh metallic 'claak'.

Names
(en) Red-knobbed coot
(sc) Fulica cristata
(nl) Knobbelmeerkoet
(af) Bleshoender