Tag Archives: American coot (Fulica americana)

Buncha ol’ coots

American coots, that is, otherwise known as Fulica americana.  In the background of the photos are visible some American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and some double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), although neither of those species was in focus or range when I took these photos.  Finally, there are a few mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) visible in the smaller of the two photos; they’re mixed in with the covert of coots.

A small covert of American coots (Fulica americana) (156_5694)
A large covert of American coots (Fulica americana) near shore (157_5705)

[btw, the collective noun for coots is ‘covert,’ hence its use in that last statement]