Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gruiformes > Family: Rallidae > Genus: Fulica > Species: Fulica cristata

Crested Coot - Fulica cristata Gmelin, 1789

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A126

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000020 Spain Delta de l'Ebre Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000025 Spain Marismas del Odiel Map
ES0000026 Spain Complejo endorreico de Espera Map
ES0000027 Spain Laguna de Medina Map
ES0000028 Spain Complejo endorreico de Chiclana Map
ES0000029 Spain Complejo endorreico del Puerto de Sta. María Map
ES0000034 Spain Lagunas del Sur de Cordoba Map
ES0000058 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent Map
ES0000146 Spain Delta del Llobregat Map
ES0000211 Spain Desembocadura del riu Millars Map
ES0000272 Spain Brazo del Este Map
ES0000275 Spain Complejo endorreico Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES6150003 Spain Estero de Domingo Rubio Map
ES6170001 Spain Laguna de La Ratosa Map
ES6170015 Spain Lagunas de Campillos Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo endorreico La Lantejuela Map
ES6160001 Spain Laguna Honda Map
ES6150001 Spain Laguna del Portil Map
PTCON0034 Portugal Comporta / Galé Map
ES6120011 Spain Laguna de Los Tollos Map
ES6130015 Spain Río Guadalquivir -Tramo Medio Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ES6160004 Spain Laguna Grande Map
ES6150004 Spain Lagunas de Palos y Las Madres Map
ES0000451 Spain Montdúver-Marjal de la Safor Map
ES0000450 Spain Marjal i Estanys d'Almenara Map
ES0000470 Spain Marjal dels Moros (ZEPA) Map
ES0000471 Spain l'Albufera (ZEPA) Map
ES0000467 Spain Prat de Cabanes i Torreblanca (ZEPA) Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
ES0000462 Spain Clot de Galvany Map
ES0000484 Spain el Fondo d'Elx-Crevillent (ZEPA) Map
ES0000487 Spain Marjal de Pego-Oliva (ZEPA) Map
ES0000486 Spain Salines de Santa Pola (ZEPA) Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

http://www.unep-aewa.org/en/legalinstrument/aewa

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bütykös szárcsa Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Crested Coot English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Focha cornuda Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Focha Moruna Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Folaga cornuta Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Foulque à crête French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Foulque caronculée French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Galeirão-de-crista Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kamblishøne Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kammbläßhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kamsothöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Knobbelmeerkoet Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Syylänokikana Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04310 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

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Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Spain 0/31 (individuals) 1990-2001 Wintering Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 80/80 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 10/25 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 80 % Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Wintering Decreasing between 0% to 19% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

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Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Malta 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 Since it was not possible to determine beforehand the number of specimens that would be collected or handed over to the National Museum of Natural History during the year, a limit was not given. Stuffing In view that the specimens in question are already dead due to some other circumstance the keeping of their bodies would not negatively impact the population.
Malta 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 Since it was not possible to determine beforehand the number of specimens that would be collected or handed over to the National Museum of Natural History during the year, a limit was not given. Keeping for educational and scientific purpose In view that the specimens in question are already dead due to some other circumstance the keeping of their bodies would not negatively impact the population.
Denmark 2010-01-01 2010-12-31 There is no predetermined limitation in the granted licences. Killing There is no predetermined limitation in the granted licences.
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