Coots
(Mud Hens) As Birds In The Wild

Coots are small water birds that are members of the Rallidae (rail) family. They constitute the genus Fulica, the name being the Latin for "coot". Coots have predominantly black plumage, and --unlike many rails-- they are usually easy to see, often swimming in open water. They are close relatives of the moorhen.
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Coot struts to the amazement of fellow coots
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(2008) Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
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Coot struts to the amazement of fellow coots


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Detail of agile coot's footing
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(2008) Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
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Detail of agile coot's footing


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