Coot chicks

Coot with chick Mother smiles at coot chick on first outing.
Coot with chick
Coot with chick
The expression "bald as a coot" may derive from the pinkish white head-shield of the adult rather than the unusual bald red head of the chick.
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Cute Coot chicks
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Coot Bald as a coot, but has ginger neck hair
Coot An older chick which has lost its red head
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Feeding
Young Coot
Young Coot
Young Coot
The older chick still has down but the head also has grey down and the face is white rather than red. Like the adult, the feet are disproportinately large.
Coot Older chick.
Young Coot
Juvenile Coot
The juvenile coot has grey feathers and a small face shield.