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American Coot
(Fulica americana)

American Coot
Photo © David Blevins
 
American Coot Information

Length: 13 - 16"


Breeding Habitat
:
Freshwater marshes, lakes, ponds, wet meadows, marshy edges of rivers and streams. Requires some shallow water for feeding and some marsh vegetation for cover.

Diet: Mostly vegetable matter, including leaves, roots, and seeds of aquatic plants; algae; insects, fish, tadpoles, crustaceans, worms; sometimes, the eggs of other birds.
 
American Coot ID TipsIdentification tips for the American Coot
Calls of the American Coot
 
Range Map:
 
         American Coot Breeding Map  USGS
   
Breeding Map     
 
 
Additional information:

American Coot
Taxonomy, description, distribution and habitat, behavior, feeding, reproduction, predators, and conservation status. Includes photos and range map. (From Wikipedia)
 
 
     



 

   

 

 


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