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Eurasian Coot at the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes or The Splendid Dunes (Holland)

The Eurasian Coot or European Coot, also known as Coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is found in Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa. The Eurasian Coot is recognised by its snowy white bill and forehead shield. The remainder of the bird is dark sooty grey, except for its bright red eye. Immature birds are generally paler than adults with a white wash on the throat. Nestlings are downy, black with fine yellow tips. The head is orange-red and the bill is red with a cream-white tip.

The "Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen" (AWD) or the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes, better known in English as The Splendid Dunes,
is one of the largest dune areas in the Netherlands; a large part is used for the collection of drinking water for Amsterdam. It has a considerable landscape variety (from open sand to woodland) and a rich flora and fauna. These dunes supply drinking water for the city of Amsterdam. More than 50 million cubic meters of drinking water flow through the dunes, which encompass 3400 hectares. This is the oldest water extraction site in the Netherlands and has been in use since 1853. The area is open to the public for hiking, including off the paths; therefore, this area is a unique opportunity for nature lovers to explore this typical Dutch landscape.
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Matthijs van Wageningen
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2017:06:18 11:58:31
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