Coot Chick

by Tom Curtis May. 11, 2017 727 views

Or should it be called "Cute" Chick? All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. 

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 11 months ago

They are rather cute. I love their gangly look when they're really young.

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