Hawaiian coot (Fulica americana alai)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Hawaiian coot, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Hawaiian coot, Entire 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
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10/13/1970 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07/09/1999 64 FR 37148 37149 Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
08/24/2004 69 FR 52027 52028 Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement With Chevron Hawaii Refinery at James Campbell Industrial Park for Management of the Hawaiian Stilt and Hawaiian Coot, Oahu, HI
07/12/2011 76 FR 40927 40929 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Construction and Operations at Kauai Lagoons Resort and Golf Course on Kauai, HI
01/19/2012 77 FR 2753 2754 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
08/24/2005 70 FR 49668 49669 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.
02/05/2013 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
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
11/05/2013 78 FR 66377 66379 Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Incidental Take Permit for the Na Pua Makani Project, Kahuku, Hawaii
12/13/2007 72 FR 70885 70887 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants
08/24/2011 76 FR 52966 52968 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit; Construction and Operation of Kawailoa Wind Energy Generation Facility, Oahu, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
08/25/1970 35 FR 13519 13520 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife)
12/29/2006 71 FR 78452 78454 Availability of a Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for Five Species of Birds in Kauai, Maui, HI, and Honolulu Counties, HI
10/13/1970 35 FR 16047 16048 Appendix D - United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife; 35 FR 16047 16048

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
10/28/2011 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision View Implementation Progress Final Revision 2
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/19/2012 77 FR 2753 2754 Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
04/29/2008 73 FR 23264 23266 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 70 Species in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
02/05/2013 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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
08/24/2005 70 FR 49668 49669 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Draft of Second Revision: Notice of document availability for review and comment.
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
07/09/1999 64 FR 37148 37149 Availability of a Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision
  • Notice Doc. Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
07/06/2015 Hawaiian coot 5-year review 2015
08/27/2010 Hawaiian coot (Fulica americana alai) 5 year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Hawaiian coot.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Kauai Lagoons
Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu
Na Pua Makani Project
Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Chevron SHA
Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement Covering Hawaiian Goose, Duck, Moorhen, Coot, and Stilt for Participants of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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