Red-knobbed Coot
Laguna Dulce
Malaga Province
Reluctant flyer...often runs
across the water...resident of far
south Spain and much of Africa.
Fulica cristata
(L 15-18 " WS 30-33"
Wt 1.3-2.4 lb)
Note the collar band.
Coots dive below the surface,
to depths of up to two metres,
searching insect larvae and
other food.
(BBC Nature Wildlife)