Recent Sighting From Caribbean/Trinidad and Tobago

Sighting Details

Date Added: April 18, 2015

Posted by: Phil Naylor

Location: Bloody Bay, northwestern Tobago.

Directions: On the sea (!) Left side of bay.

Sightings: Probable Carribean Coot (Fulica caribaea) Bought to my attention by a local ( Fred Schumann) as a "strange duck" which he disturbed off some rocks. The coot took to the water and I was able to get some distant images, however I'm unable to upload images until I return to UK next week. Ffrench draws attention to the similarity to the American Coot but this bird definitely has the white bill & frontal shield extending up over forehead & it looks BIG, like a small goose!!