Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789

Castro-Vargas, Fernando, Cruz-Mendivelso, Yerson, Ortega-Chamorro, Darwin & Palacino-Rodríguez, Fredy, 2020, Birds from northeastern Bogotá Savannah, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1375-1391 : 1386

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1375

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A65E6110-FFEF-FFEE-FCBE-FE00C2D5FBED

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Marcus

scientific name

Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789
status

 

Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789  

Figure 8A–D

New records. One individual swimming, four months after the increase of the open water habitat in the wetlands of the ESNR on 2 June 2016. We recorded this species systematically in all samples since 17 June 2016.

Identification. Short and thick beak (turns yellow during reproduction) with an incomplete black ring towards the end. Small brown shield, grey body with black head and neck. Lateral regions and white infra-feather feathers.

Remarks. We recorded three nests on 6 October 2018, 1 Feb. 2019, and 11 Mar. 2019. In the nests, we found four eggs (51.8 mm × 35.1 mm). The building mate- rial of the floating nests includes aquatic vegetation such as Bidens laevis   (L.) Britton, Stern & Poggenb., 1888 (Larger Bur-Marigold), and Schoenoplecptus californicus (Mey.) Soják, 1972   (California Bulrush).

Distribution. North and Central America, Caribbean, and in northern South America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Gruiformes

Family

Rallidae

Genus

Fulica