Red-knobbed Coot (Crested Coot) Fulica cristata

In Europe this species is restricted to a few sites in Spain, though a few wanderers have turned up in Portugal recently. In Africa the species is much more widespread and this where the following photos were taken.

Red-knobbed, Nyika, 6-Oct-08 Red-knobbed, Nyika, 6-Oct-08
Red-knobbed, Nyika, 6-Oct-08 Red-knobbed, Nyika, 6-Oct-08
Red-knobbed, Nyika, 5-Oct-08 Red-knobbed, Nyika, 5-Oct-08

Red-knobbed Coots, Chelinda Dams, Nyika Plateau (Malawi), 5th-6th October 2008