American Coot

American Coot

Summary:

Literature American Coot
[order] Gruiformes |

American Coot determination[order] Gruiformes | [family] Rallidae | [latin] Fulica americana | [UK] American Coot | [FR] Foulque d’Amérique | [DE] Amerikanisches Blässhuhn | [ES] Focha Americana | [IT] Folaga americana | [NL] Amerikaanse Meerkoet


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Fulica americana peruviana Peru
  2. Fulica americana columbiana Colombia and n Ecuador
  3. Fulica americana americana se Alaska and Canada to Costa Rica and the West Indies
  4. Fulica americana NA, MA widespread, also Hawaiian Islands and n SA

Literature

Title
Lipophilic organic compounds in lake sediment and American
coot (Fulica americana) tissues, both affected and unaffected by
avian vacuolar myelinopathy

Author(s): Nathan G.Dodder et al.
Abstract: Avian vacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) is a disease of unknown etiology, which has been diagnosed in a variety of
birds from surface water reservoirs in the southeastern United States.Pathology suggests a natural or anthropogenic
compound may be the cau..[more]..
Source: The Science of the Total Environment 311 (2003) 81-89
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Title
The status of the American Coot wintering in Mexico
Author(s): A. Perez-Arteaga and K. J. Gaston
Abstract: The status of the American Coot wintering in Mexico..[more]..
Source: Acta zool. Mex. 20(1): 253-263, 2004
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Title
Voice Differences between sexes in the American Coot
Author(s): Gordon W. GULLION
Abstract: American Coot (Fulica americana) exhibits no sexual dimorphism in plumage characters and although the males average about seven per cent larger than females. I have found, however, that the sexes can be recognized by differences in voice…[more]..
Source: FROM FIELD AND STUDY
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Title
THE DISPLAYS AND CALLS OF THE AMERICAN COOT
Author(s): Gordon W. GULLION
Abstract: DISPLAYS and calls are of paramount importance in the social behavior of birds. A call or the exposure of some bright plumage spot may serve as a social releaser to communicate one bird’s attitude or intentions to other birds, whether aggressive or f..[more]..
Source: THE WILSON BULLETIN Vol.(61) 2, June 1952
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Title
SPECIES PROFILE
Author(s): unknown
Abstract: American Coots are likely among the birds on any wetland in Minnesota. It’s easy to mistake a coot for a duck but they’re in the rail family (Rallidae). They are the most abundant and widely-distributed rail species in North America because of their ..[more]..
Source: unknown
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Title
American Coot kills Yellow-headed Blackbird nestlings
Author(s): PETER L. HURD
Abstract: I know of only one witnessed predation event by an American Coot (Fulica americana) on a vertebrate-a nestling Redwinged Blackbirds…[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 104(3), 1992, pp. 552-553
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All of Rallidae

  1. Allens Gallinule
  2. Porphyrio alleni
  1. American Coot
  2. Fulica americana
  1. Coot
  2. Fulica atra
  1. Corn Crake
  2. Crex crex
  1. Moorhen
  2. Gallinula chloropus
  1. Purple Gallinule
  2. Porphyrio martinicus
  1. Purple Swamp-hen
  2. Porphyrio porphyrio
  1. Sora
  2. Porzana carolina
  1. Water Rail
  2. Rallus aquaticus
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