Common Coot


Scientific Name: Fulica atra
Common Name: Common Coot, White-faced diver.
Other Names: Bald Coot, Dasari, Dasarni, Aari,Eurasian coot, Australian coot

Identifying Features: white beak, white forehead, black body, water bird.

Fun Facts:

  • The Common Coot is not really a duck but is actually a moorhen. They can dive upto 2 meters for searching food!
  • Coots show a kleptoparasitic behaviour. When not in the mood to hunt their own food, a Coot will steal food from other birds!


This image was clicked by Govind Singh at Yamuna Biodiversity Park in December 2014.

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