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Eurasian Coot

(Fulica atra)
Alternate name(s): "Coot"
Size: 35-38 cm
Weight: 585-1100 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Coot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

We have taken photos of Eurasian Coots, nominate race "atra", in Europe. On this page we give a full description of the species/race, including breeding information.

Photos of Eurasian Coots, race "australis", were taken in Australia. On this page we give a full description of the species/race, including breeding information.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

eurcoot_dw_20190415.m4a atra
(Poland)
Contact calls? © DW
eurcoot_jp_20190413.m4a atra
(Portugal)
? © JP
 
eurcoot_20161208.m4a australis
(NW NSW)
Alarm call © MD
eurcoot_20151203.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
Alarm calls © MD
eurcoot_20160725_2.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
Warning calls(?) © MD
eurcoot_20161208_2.m4a australis
(NW NSW)
Upset/fighting(?) © MD
eurcoot_20161208_2.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
? (Immature) © MD
eurcoot_20140716.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
? (Immature) © MD
eurcoot_20161104.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
Alarm calls (chick) © MD
eurcoot_20140716_2.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
? © MD
eurcoot_20140716_3.mp3 australis
(NW NSW)
? © MD

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