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Common Coot - Fulica atra

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Common Coot is resident in small numbers on permanent lakes and dams mainly along the Algarve coast and on golf courses. Numbers increase noticeably in winter when sizeable flocks gather at e.g. Lagoa dos Salgados, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Olhao and Castro Marim.

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