Fulica gigantea (Giant Coot)

Giant Coot

Dutch: Reuzenkoet

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

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

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

Length: 93 mm
Length cranium: 42 mm
Width (cranium): 30 mm
Height (cranium): 24 mm
Alternative names: Riesenbläßhuhn (German), Foulque géante (French), Focha Gigante (Spanish)