No.175 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

L=39cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
 In Asakawa River basin, the species are found in stagnant streams, ponds, and marshy areas. The largest among water rails. Almost totally black with upperparts slightly greyish. White bill and frontal shield are diagnostic. In flight, tips of secondaries show a narrow white edge. Webbed feet calledgpinnatiped.h Though the bird is classified as a winter visitor here, we have an observation record in August.
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Adult