In Latvia and Lithuania it is relatively common nesting bird and migrating bird, living in standing, overgrown water bodies. In warm winters they hibernate in the seaside area in a relatively large number. The plumage of the common coot is black, only the forehead and beak are white, the eyes are bright red. When swimming it moves “bowing”, which is why it is often called “pop” (pop – a clergyman of the Orthodox Church). The beak and top of the head of juvenile birds are red and purple.