adult (California, USA; 2006-11-04)

American Coot
Fulica americana

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: no sexual dimorphism; sometimes congregates in huge numbers; green feet are lobed (not fully webbed); dabbles but also dives from the water's surface to feed; downy young have orange-red on head.

walking (California, USA; 2009-03-15)

swimming (California, USA; 2006-04-15)

flock (California, USA; 2006-01-28)
inquisitive flock (California, USA; 2006-01-28)
juvenile (California, USA; 2006-07-15) juvenile (California, USA; 2007-06-03)
adult with chick (California, USA; 2007-06-17) chick (California, USA; 2007-08-25)
chick's bright head (California, USA; 2008-08-02) chick trying grass (California, USA; 2007-08-26)
green lobed toes (California, USA; 2008-08-02) threatening posture while swimming (California, USA; 2012-01-21)