Common coot , Eurasian Common coot

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Common Coot

Common Coot are medium-sized water birds that are members of the Rallidae (rail) family.

In Pakistan Locally Known as AAri or  Aadi

Description: Common Coot Very common in lakes, ponds , the Common Coot has expanded its range to other countries and continents. This species can be seen in large flocks. Their territorial fights are famous and spectacular, with the coots running fast over the lake and raising beautiful showers of water. they are usually easy to see, often swimming in open water

The Eurasian coot is 32–42 cm (13–17 in) long and weighs 585–1,100 g (1.290–2.425 lb) and these coots are largely  black.

Distribution and habitat:

The greatest species variety occurs in South America, and the genus likely originated there. They are common in Europe and North America, and these Common Coots migrate to pakistan in winter…these Common Coots Go back Late from pakistan.

Ecology and behavior:

these Common Coots Eats Mainly Plant” locally name as Lueen Plant” that grow inside water and They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season, but are otherwise often found in sizeable flocks on the shallow vegetated lakes they prefer.

Common Coot Call:

Facts OF Common Coot:

Although it swims like a duck , and American Coots do not have webbed feet like a duck . Instead, each of the toes and the ankle has a long and wide lobes of skin that help it kick through the water . Lobes wide fold back every time the bird raises its feet , so as not to hinder walking on land , although it supports the weight of the bird on the ground.

American Coots in winter can be found in rafts of waterfowl and mixed in groups of up to several thousand individuals.

The environmental impact of common animals, such water birds everywhere, can be effective when you add everything. Estimates suggested a return Bay, Virginia, that the locals goofy eat 216 tons ( dry weight ) of the plants in winter.




Common Coot with Chick

Common Coot

Coot With Catched Fish

Common Coot

 

 

References:www.oiseaux-birds.com and Wikipedia

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