Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

EUCO

Code 6

FULATR

ITIS

HEAD

Eurasian Coot Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Red to red-brown iris.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Glossy black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Glossy black
  • Throat Color: Glossy black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Eurasian Coot Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 36-42 cm (14-16.5 in)
  • Weight: 737-794 g (26-28 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Eurasian Coot Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Flight is awkward and lumbering with long splashing run across water to take off.
  • Wingspan Range: 70-80 cm (27.6-31.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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