"Is there a bird called a baldicoot? "


Creative Commons AttributionBandicoot - Credit: Chen Wu

Creative Commons AttributionCoot - Credit: dipfan, Flickr
A bandicoot is a marsupial mammal found in Australia and New Guinea.  About the size of a cat with a  pointy snout and rabbit-like ears, it is quite unlike a coot, whose defining characteristic is the featherless frontal shield above the eyes.