Vikki's picture

Vja34's 5th spot submitted on 8th August 2009

Observed: 16th June 2009 By: Vikki
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
Vikki’s reputation in Birds
Coot
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

coot

Not much to say about this - it's a coot. Probably a male as the females have a smaller shield above the bill.

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture

Coot

Next time you see a coot, look very closely at the feet. They are not webbed but lobed; that is each toe has a row of semi-circular flaps of skin. This is very effective for walking on floating vegetation, more so than fully webbed feet which have evolved to act like paddles when swimming.

Graham Banwell

Visit the iSpot Yorkshire forum for information on events, issues and news relating to 'God's own country'
http://www.ispot.org.uk/forum/8411