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American coot

Fulica americana


Dark grey water birds with a white bill and red eyes.


Spotted at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.


The American coot can dive for food but can also forage and scavenge on land. Their principal source of food is aquatic vegetation, especially algae. Yet they are omnivorous, also eating arthropods, fish, and other aquatic animals. During breeding season, coots are more likely to eat aquatic insects and mollusks—which constitute the majority of a chick's diet.(Wikipedia)

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.09, Long: -122.72

Spotted on Mar 17, 2019
Submitted on Mar 23, 2019

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