- Fulica cornuta
46â€“53 cm (18-20Â¾ in); a very large coot
- Slate-grey head and body
- Paler underparts
- Black undertail-coverts with two white stripes
- Olive-yellow bill changing to orange at the base
- Three black wattles replace the frontal shield, the central one is longer and covers the upper mandible
South America: South-western Bolivia to northern Chile and northwestern Argentina.
This is a monotypic species.
Lakes and lagoons in the high Andes.
There is not much detail. It is, however, known that they eat aquatic plants and grass.
Monogamous and can breed in colonies of up to 80 pairs. They build a platform of stones and vegetation for the nest.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
- The Beauty of Birds
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