Bald Coot

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Subject: Bald Coot
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:47:11 +1000
'Bald Coot' as a name for the Eurasian Coot antedates its use for the Purple Swamphen. For instance it was used in coats of arms.

However there is a 19C Australian journal which uses 'Bald Coot' for the Swamphen, as does an Australian/New Zealand Esperanto dictionary. However the vast majority of references use it for Fulica atra.

Good old Google - and beware of common names !

Michael Norris

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