The Eurasian coot (Fulica atra), also known as the common coot is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is found in Europe, Asian countries including Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Africa.
Length : 32–42 cm (13–17 in)
Weight : 585–1,100 g (1.290–2.425 lb)
Population : 7,950,000-9,750,000 individuals
Habitat: The coot is a noisy bird with a wide repertoire of crackling, explosive, or trumpeting found mostly on freshwater lakes and ponds.
Diet: small live prey including the eggs of other water birds, as well as algae, vegetation, seeds and fruit