American Coot

(Fulica americana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

American Coot

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Freshwater lakes, ponds or shallow marshes

Size

13 to 16 in length

24 wingspan

    Photo by Christa Rittberg
 
Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
Similar
Species

No similar species

 
Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early March to late April and mid-September to November

 
Comments

 

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Gruiformes (coots, cranes, and rails)

 

Family:

Rallidae (coots and rails)

 
Subordinate Taxa

American Coot (Fulica americana americana)

North American Coot (Fulica americana americana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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An American Coot preening its feathers along the rivers edge in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

  American Coot    
       

Another American Coot a dabbling duck foraging for food.

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Christa Rittberg
       
  American Coot    
       
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Wayne Rasmussen
       
  American Coot    
       

Coot migration at Tamarac Nat'l Wildlife Refuge 2009

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  American Coot (Fulica americana)
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Published on May 16, 2012

An American coot preening, feeding, and letting out the odd vocalization at Elizabeth Lake in British Columbia, Canada.

   
       
  American Coot (Fulica americana)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 29, 2013

Photographed at Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (29 April 2013).

   
       
  American Coot
jlmatterer2
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2008

On the Chesapeake Bay, Havre de Grace, Maryland. March 14, 2008

   
       
  Espiando a las Gallaretas - Fulica americana. by trucha1618xx
Francisco Valdés de la Torre *** trucha 1.618
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 10, 2012

Aves de México
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulica_americana

Soundtrack: "The Broken" by Admiral Bob (feat. jeris)
http://ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/33304

Is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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  COOTS ~ CANON SX50 HS VIDEO TEST [HD]
Mark Allen Channel
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 18, 2013

American Coots (Fulica Americana) are water birds often mistaken for ducks. A black duck with a white bill? It's not a duck, although they are seen with ducks at times and like the water like ducks. These Coots seen at a golf course pond in Lake Havasu City Arizona. Shot with Canon SX50 HS camera, video mode.

This is high definition [HD] video footage for Youtube.

Peace,

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Lynn Rubey
10/28/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

An American Coot preening its feathers along the rivers edge in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

American Coot


Wayne Rasmussen
2009

Location: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Coot migration at Tamarac Nat'l Wildlife Refuge 2009

American Coot


     
     
 
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