It is common in appearance, and similar in appearance to its relative the Common Focha, it is easy to recognize it by its front shield, red-hot, and the bill red with the yellow tip. It has a dark brown back and blackish plumage on almost the rest of the body. Its legs are greenish and have a red ring on top.
Common Red pot
It is one of the most cosmopolitan birds. They can be found in any type of aquatic habitat, as long as their waters are more or less sweet.