American Coot

Fulica americana

Order

GRUIFORMES

Family

Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Code 4

AMCO

Code 6

FULAME

ITIS

HEAD

American Coot Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown with flecks of red to reddish brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Coot Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 38 cm (15 in)
  • Weight: 726 g (25.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Coot Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats., Feet protrude beyond tail.
  • Wingspan Range: 58-71 cm (23-28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Olive green to yellowish green.
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X