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Common Coot Fulica atra atra  
Common Coot
Photographer : © Pathmanath Samaraweera
Location :Talangama Wetlands, close to Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date : 16 October 2012
English synonyms:Coot, Black Coot, Eurasian Coot, European Coot
Bird Family :Rallidae - Rails, Crakes, Bush Hens, Watercock, Gallinules, Swamphens, Moorhens & Coots
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Though commonly seen in the dry zone, especially during the migrant season, the Common Coot is only very rarely seen in the Wet Zone of Sri Lanka. Two individuals were seen at the above location. - PS