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American Coot

Fulica americana

Description:

Fulica americana, commonly known as the American coot, is a migratory bird. During the summer, these birds are found in freshwater lakes and ponds of the northern United States (New York and Massachusets) and southern Canada. During winter, they head to the southern portion of the United States and are found from California to Florida. Fulica americana lives mostly within the boundaries of the contiguous United States, but individuals have been found as far away as Alaska and South America (Halsey 1990; Terres 1980; Udvardy 1994).

Habitat:

Freshwater Lake, you can see beads of water on his back.


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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.08, Long: -82.76

Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Feb 11, 2012

Spotted for mission

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