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American Coot

Fulica americana

The American Coot is a member of the rail family (Rallidae), this bird’s swims and behaves like a waterfowl. Their feet have partial webbing that does not connect the toes, as with true waterfowl. Compared most other rails, these birds are bold and outgoing and often quarrelsome. They will aggressively chase each other and even other species off their chosen territory.

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