|The Coot can be found generally all around Slimbridge|
|Europe, Asia, Africa and Austrlasia.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Migrate Southward in winter during the night and arrive at their destination before dawn.|
360mm to 380mm (14" to 15")
Appearance - Drake
The male has mainly Black/Grey plumage with White face shield and bill. They have Silver/Grey long lobed toes and strong legs.
Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.
Lakes, Rivers, Marshlands and Ponds.
Vegetation, Seeds, small animals and eggs.
Built in shallow water from vegetation.
Quantity: 6 to 12.
Colour: Yellow/Grey with Brown speckles.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Coot is a member of the Rallidae family (rail) and is related to the Moorhen.
The face shield on the Coot is featherless and gives rise to the expression ‘bald as a coot’.
The large feet of the Coot allow them to walk easily on soft and uneven ground. Whereas the Coot can walk and run well they are not very good fliers due to their small rounded wings.
|Hear the Coot's Call:-|