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Giant Coot

Dutch: Reuzenkoet
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica
Species: Fulica gigantea


20 mm
Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea) skull, side view
Giant Coot skull
Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea) skull, top view
Giant Coot skull, top view
Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea) skull, bottom view
Giant Coot skull, bottom view

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Male bird, rampotheca absent. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Length: 93 mm
Length cranium: 42 mm
Width (cranium): 30 mm
Height (cranium): 24 mm
Length bill: 51 mm
Skull ratio: (Length / Length bill) 1.82

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