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Coot (Fulica atra)
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Coot (Fulica atra)

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Common water bird found throughout the UK. It can be found on lakes, gravel pits and reservoirs. In winter it can be found in large numbers, with many birds coming from the continent. Sexes are alike. Its diet consists of vegetation, snails and insect larvae.
Eggs: 6-10
Incubation: 21-24 days
Fledging: 55-60 days
Maximum lifespan: 18 years.

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