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American Coot

Fulica americana

Description:

Slate gray to black all over with white bill and dark band near tip. Green legs and feet. A small white patch near the base of the tail. Prominent red eyes. Small patch above bill between eyes. It is the only black water bird with a white bill. Often seen in large flocks in open water.

Habitat:

Marshes, ponds, lakes.

Notes:

This American Coot was spotted at the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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mary.gallo.m
Spotted by
mary.gallo.m

St. Marks, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.16, Long: -84.21

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Oct 26, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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