SD7807 : Juvenile Coots on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Radcliffe

taken 7 months ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Juvenile Coots on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Radcliffe
Juvenile Coots on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Radcliffe
Coots are medium-sized water birds that are members of the Rallidae (rail) family. They are close relatives of SD7807 : Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus). Coots, are often seen swimming in open water.

Adults have predominantly black plumage and, in contrast to the moorhen, have a white bill and frontal face shield. The legs are greenish the eyes a beautiful red colour but only seen at close quarters. The young chicks have orange-tipped plumes which make them very distinctive (and conspicuous to would-be predators such as foxes). The orange plumage usually fades after about a week.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Canals 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 784 075 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.8684N 2:19.6554W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 784 075
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Water Bird  Aquatic Bird  Rail  Coot  Fulica Atra  Juvenile  Coot Chicks  Canal  MBBC 

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