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American Coot

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Colouring Gre overall with black head, white face / bill. Feet are yellow / green
Voice Grunting, squawking and croaking
Feeds on Aquatic vegetation and algea
Flight Patter across water, flapping furiously
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Pairs
American Coot
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Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Species Fulica americana
Category Rails, Crakes & Coots
StdName American Coot
Vital Statistics
Length 14.2 to 15.7 ins
Weight 28.3 to 35.4 ozs
Wingspan 22.8 to 28.0 ins
Lifespan 0 to 0 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - American Coot (Species=Fulica americana / Standard Name=American Coot)