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The peace among the Coots (Fulica atra) is rather unnatural, during the winter gathering the truce is always fleeting, and the peace for the Coots is the Romana pax
Northern Italy
Scientific name
Fulica atra
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A great behavioural video of these Coots! I've never noticed the claws at the end of their toes before. Interesting that they seem to peck at or in between stones--I haven't seen that either. I wonder what happened to the birds with flat crown (different head shape?, different feather alignment?, loss of feathers?). Your video reminds me of a ringed bird I saw in May 2022 in Warsaw, which was recorded in Verona in October that year. Some of the local Coots here are resident, others are rather close-distance migrants (Prague, Budapest), but I didn't expect to see one that overwinters in Verona.

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