Hawaiian coot (Fulica americana alai)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The Hawaiian Coot is dark slate gray with a white bill and a large frontal shield (patch on top of head). The frontal shield is usually white but can vary from bluish white to yellow to dark blood red. They have white undertail feathers that are seen when swimming or during their courtship displays. Male and female coots look alike. This endemic bird of Hawai`i is smaller than its mainland relatives, measuring 15 inches in length.
- States/US Territories in which the Hawaiian coot, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
- US Counties in which the Hawaiian coot, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Hawaiian coot, Wherever found is known to occur:
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge... Show All Refuges
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1970-10-13||Pacific Region (Region 1)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2011-10-28||Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 2|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2012-01-19||77 FR 2753 2754||Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||
|2008-04-29||73 FR 23264 23266||Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands||
|2013-02-05||78 FR 8185 8187||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands||
|2005-08-24||70 FR 49668 49669||Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.||
|1999-07-09||64 FR 37148 37149||Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision||
|2015-07-06||Hawaiian coot 5-year review 2015|
|2010-08-27||Hawaiian coot (Fulica americana alai) 5 year review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Hawaiian coot.
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu|
|Na Pua Makani Wind Project|
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement Covering Hawaiian Goose, Duck, Moorhen, Coot, and Stilt for Participants of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
» Other Resources
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