American Coot

Fulica americana - Foulque d'Amérique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gruiformes

  • Family
    :

    Rallidés

  • Genus
    :

    Fulica

  • Species
    :

    americana

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 43 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 60 à 70 cm.
  • Weight
    : 750 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American Coot (Fulica americana) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Fulica americana americana (se Alaska and Canada to Costa Rica and the West Indies)
  • Fulica americana columbiana (Colombia and n Ecuador)
  • Fulica americana caribaea (Caribbean, also n SA)

Foreign names

  • Foulque d'Amérique,
  • Focha Americana,
  • Galeirão-americano,
  • Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn,
  • gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa,
  • Amerikaanse Meerkoet,
  • Folaga americana,
  • Amerikansk sothöna,
  • Amerikasothøne,
  • lyska popolavá,
  • lyska americká,
  • Amerikansk Blishøne,
  • amerikannokikana,
  • fotja americana,
  • Kolhæna,
  • łyska amerykańska,
  • Amerikas laucis,
  • ameriška liska,
  • Американская лысуха,
  • アメリカオオバン,
  • 美洲骨顶,
  • 美洲瓣蹼雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses)

Geographic range

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