Large Facial Shield
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Species:||Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)|
|This Photo:||Lobed Feet|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
According to Piotr Minias, in his Oct 2014 study, gender differentiation using the size of the frontal shield is only ~70% accurate.
Eurasian Coots have lobed feet, not webbed. The lobes, or flaps, fold easily; probably making it easy to 'swim' through water with lots of vegetation.