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Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

Description:

The adult Eurasian coot is characterized by its white bill and white facial shield. The remainder of the bird is dark sooty grey, with the excpetion its bright red eye.

Habitat:

A large central European lake.Year round resident.

Notes:

Breeds on lakes and slow river with generous vegetation, but also found on open water areas.

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8 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thank you Ursula!

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

Beautiful portrait!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Awesome eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

You're welcome Carol!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

Thanks Daniele for the correction. WOW! I am not familiar with coots and willing to learn. What an awesome bird.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks Carol! I know you do! Even though they often hang out together coots are actually not ducks. They belong to different orders and families.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

I love ducks too! Great photos!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jan 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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