Saturday, January 7, 2017

Coot at Ooty

We came across many birds during our visit to Ooty. We spotted many water birds while boating  in the Ooty Lake.  One of them is Coot.



Coots are small water birds. They have predominantly black plumage with red to dark red eyes and colored bills.




They are omnivorous, and they mainly eat plant material along with small animals and eggs.



10 comments:

sandyland said...

peaceful place

Black Jack's Carol said...

How interesting that Coots in India look quite similar to those we have in Canada!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesh-
Beautiful place Ooty!
I have been there as a young man, but didn't know much about Coots :)
Wish you a Very Healthy & Happy 2017 and beyond!
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture and well spotted them in water! Good to see birds still doing great at the busy ooty lake

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're the same everywhere -- we used to see them in Oregon.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

They do seem to be everywhere....nice shots!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Nice photos Rajesh!!

Latane Barton said...

I posted about a coot this time, too. They remind me of a duck. I guess they are kin.

Findlay Wilde said...

Great to see a bird we have here too. Can't wait to see those odd looking chicks in the spring.

Linda said...

Neat pictures. That name Ooty sounds amusing next to the word coot.