coots' foods

Subject: coots' foods
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:10:22 +0000
I haven't seen Eurasian Coot eat anything but plant material, but I have seen Red-knobbed Coot (at Lake Naivasha in Kenya) bringing crayfish to the surface and eating them.

I suspect our coots could easily be non vegetarian beneath the surface

John Leonard

On 14 Sep 2017, at 10:07 am, "Geoffrey Dabb" <> wrote:

We’ve got coots in our garden,

in southern New South Wales.

I say they eat our lettuce,

Tom says they eat the snails.


From: Suzanne EDGAR
Sent: Thursday, 14 September 2017 9:32 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] coots' foods


Dear Cogs,

Am hav ing dispute with fellow poet who, relying on Wiki, wants to say coots are omnivorous; I cite Schodde & Tidemann who say vegetarian; verdict please


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