(Fulica Atra)

Appearance - The Coot has a black-charcoal colour plumage with a distinctive white front face shield and beak. The legs and feet are silver-grey with large lobed toes. Both sexes are alike.

Notes - The Coot is similar to the Moorhen which it is related to, however the Coot is slightly larger with large lobed toes, and has a white face-shield and beak compared to the Moorhen's red face-shield and beak. Coots are aggressive birds, using their large feet to attack other birds.

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