Red-gartered coot

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Red-gartered coot
Red-gartered Coot (Fulica armillata).jpg
Red-gartered coot at the Chilean National Zoo in Santiago, Chile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica
Species: F. armillata
Binomial name
Fulica armillata
Vieillot, 1817

The red-gartered coot (Fulica armillata) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. On average, it grows to 45 cm (18 in) in length, which exceeds that of most coots. It is found in Argentina, southern Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and is a vagrant to Bolivia and the Malvinas Islands. Its natural habitats are swamps and freshwater lakes.

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Fulica armillata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.