Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Common Coot Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Fulica atra
Family : Rallidae
Order : Gruiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Coot, Eurasian Coot, Black Coot
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Eurasian Coot is a slaty-black water bird with a white bill. (adult bird length approximately 42 cm, weight 600 g, wing 20 cm, bill 3.5 cm, tarsus 6 cm, tail 6 cm). It is entirely slaty-black, except that when flying it shows a white trailing edge to its wings. It feeds mainly on seeds and shoots of aquatic plants. It also takes insects, worms, molluscs and sometimes small fish.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Joost van Bruggen(www.xeno-canto.org/Joost van Bruggen), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.