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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
Bird Group :GRUIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The subadult Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus chloropus in the background interacted with the Coot, moving and feeding together and at times preening each other. - PS