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Eurasian (Common) Coot

Fulica atra

FAMILY RALLIDAE
(RAILS & COOTS)

Habitat: Freshwater lakes and ponds

Distribution: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa

Diet: Small live prey, eggs of other water birds, algae, vegetation, seeds, fruit

Distinguishing features: Black with white facial shield, Long strong toes with partial webbing 



27-Apr-2012 Common Coot and Common Swamphen chasing a water snake
27-Apr-2012 Coots chasing snake
Pic: SK Srinivas 

20-Nov-2011
03-Dec-2011 Common Coot -See its feet! Pic: KamalHari Menon
Pic: Kamal Hari Menon

10-Sep-2011 Coot family
10-Sep-2011 Common Coots Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.

27-Aug-2011
27-Aug-2011 Common Coots Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.

27-Aug-2011
27-Aug-2011 Common Coot Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.

11-Nov-2010
11-Nov-2010 Common Coots
Pic: Arathi Manay

29-Oct-2010
29-Oct-2010 Common Coot
Pic: Arathi Manay