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American Coot

Fulica americana

Description:

Sexes are similar with grayish-black plumage overall with a black head and bold red eye. The white bill has a red-brown frontal shield on the forehead, and the long gray-green legs have long, lobed toes. White tips on the secondary flight feathers are most visible in flight.

Habitat:

Lake Belton. Small cove with exposed snags due to low water levels.


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Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.49

Spotted on Dec 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

Reference

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