Category Archives: Coots

It’s not easy to be an American coot: The trials and tribulations of a black, red-eyed bird

Upon first glance the american coot, Fulica americana, is not particularly impressive. With its solid black body, red eyes and white bill, you might think that it is just a duck. But beware! This is a very common misconception that … Continue reading

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You can’t fool a coot…American coots employ selective conspecific brood parasitism

With a name like the coot, which sounds slightly off-color, it is not surprising that Fulica americana has several unique characteristics, a few that immediately catch peoples’ attention as well as several unique behavioral traits. The common waterfowl isn’t actually … Continue reading

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