Fulica atra, a migratory game bird is popular food item in Sindh Province of Pakistan.
Live 101 black coot, Fulica atra Linnaeus (Gruiformes: Rallidae), collected from different water bodies of Sindh Province, Pakistan were examined for helminth parasites.
Type species is Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta (Braun, 1901) Skrjabin, 1924 reported from the blood vessels of Querquedula querquedula, Anas platyrhynchos, Fulica atra, Nyroca, Aythya fuligula (Yamaguti, 1971).
2008: The status and diurnal behaviour of wintering common coot Fulica atra in the Hauts Plateaux, northeast Algeria.
2011: The feeding ecology and distribution of common coots Fulica atra are affected by hunting taking place in adjacent areas.
In present study, maximum observed species were Phalaerocorax carbosinensis (4395), Fulica atra
(2440), Anas crecca (998), Larus michahellis (952) and Haematopus ostralegus (938).
Black Coot, Fulica atra is one of the migratory birds who come to Pakistan from Siberia in winter from October-March every year.
Fulica atra have been examined for the helminth parasites throughout the world but, no serious efforts have ever been undertaken on the helminth parasites of this bird in Pakistan except few reports by Bhutta and Khan (1975), Dharejo et al.
A total of 105 Fulica atra Linnaeus, 1758 (Gruiformes: Rallidae) collected from different water bodies of Sindh Province, Pakistan were examined for endohelminths.
Paramonostomum (Paramonostomum) macrovesiculum, new species (Trematoda: Notocotylidae) from Black Coot Fulica atra (Aves: Rallidae) of Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan.