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American Coot
Fulica americana
The American Coot (Fulica americana) is a widespread bird across North America, Central America and parts of northern South America. The bird inhabits lakes, ponds and marshes and can be very abundant in many locations. Unlike ducks, coots have individually webbed toes and not an entirely webbed foot. The American Coot shown here was at Aransas N.W.R., Aransas Co., Texas, in November, 2006. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens.
The adult American Coot at right was at Anahuac N.W.R., Chambers Co., Texas, in March, 2001. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia film.
The adult American Coot at right was sitting on a nest at Medicine Lake N.W.R., Sheridan Co., Montana, in June, 2001. It was shot with the same equipment and film as the shot just before.
The next 2 shots; one of an adult coot feeding a tiny chick, then a shot of a chick were taken at the same place and time as the shot of the bird on the nest.
The shot at right shows a juvenile American Coot at Medicine Lake N.W.R., Sheridan Co., Montana, in August, 1999. It was taken with a Canon EOS 1N and EF 600mm F/4 L lens on Fuji Sensia.
The next series of shots were taken at Brazoria N.W.R., Brazoria Co., Texas, in March, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender. These coots were quite active on this day, perhaps getting ready for courtship. They were running and flying back and forth on a pond allowing some interesting shots.
The close up shot shown here was also taken in March, 2007, but at San Bernard N.W.R., also in Brazoria Co., Texas.
The American Coot shown here was sitting on a nest at Bear River N.W.R., Box Elder Co., Utah, in June, 2007. This image was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
American Coot
Fulica americana
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
25 November 2009
American Coot
Fulica americana
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
25 November 2009
American Coot
Fulica americana
Anahuac N.W.R.,
Chambers Co., Texas
3 April 2017