Coot [Fulica atra] in Quart Pot Creek, Stanthorpe, Queensland

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Ian Stehbens on March 26, 2008

Dear Paul,

Fulica atra australis is vegetarian, whereas Fulica atra in Europe eat tadpole, frogs, fish and fish eggs, snails and other molluscs. The third subspecies of Fulica atra, lives in the highland lakes of PNG but I don't know whether they follow their Australian cousins or their European cousins in regard to diet.

What do you know of the diet of the American coot?


C haydeé on April 15, 2011

Excellent! Beautiful photo LIKE.

Greetings from Argentina, Chaydeé

Ian Stehbens on April 17, 2011

Dear Chaydeé,

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I presume you have coots in Argentina you?



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