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

Pic: SK Srinivas

20-Nov-2011

Pic: Kamal Hari Menon

10-Sep-2011 Coot family

Pic: Sujesh S.

27-Aug-2011

Pic: Sujesh S.

27-Aug-2011

Pic: Sujesh S.

11-Nov-2010

Pic: Arathi Manay

29-Oct-2010

Pic: Arathi Manay

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