Kōrero: Wetland birds

Australian coot on nest

Australian coot on nest

Australian coots build a floating nest of rushes and twigs, anchored to vegetation. They lay four to eight creamy white eggs with dark spots. Both male and female incubate the eggs and tend to the young.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048680
Photograph by Peter Reese

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Pūkeko and Australian coots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14661/australian-coot-on-nest (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015