Fulica atra Linnaeus, 1758

Eurasian Coot

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The Coot is 32���42 cm (13���17 in) long and weighs 585���1,100 g (1.29���2.4 lb), and is largely black except for the white facial shield (which gave rise to the phrase "as bald as a coot", which the Oxford English Dictionary cites in use as early as 1430). As a swimming species, the Coot has partial webbing on its long strong toes. ... source: Wikipedia

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).