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  • Eurasian Coot

  • Fulica atra
  • The Eurasian Coot is recognised by its snowy white bill and forehead shield. The remainder of the bird is dark sooty grey, except for its bright red eye. Immature birds are generally paler than adults with a white wash on the throat. Nestlings are downy, black with fine yellow tips. The head is orange-red and the bill is red with a cream-white tip.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=68
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Eurasian Coot

  • The Eurasian Coot is recognised by its snowy white bill and forehead shield. The remainder of the bird is dark sooty grey, except for its bright red eye. Immature birds are generally paler than adults with a white wash on the throat. Nestlings are downy, black with fine yellow tips. The head is orange-red and the bill is red with a cream-white tip.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Fulica atra
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 59
  • Size
  • 35-39cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=68
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/eurasian-coot