Red-knobbed coot mating

The timing of the breeding season varies geographically. The species is a solitary territorial breeder. It defends territory with charging attack (swimming towards intruder at high speed) and more intense pattering attack (running across water with wings flapping. Breeding is occasionally observed in family groups. Flocks of non-breeding individuals also occur during the breeding season.

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