All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>American Coot</strong>
<em>Fulica americana</em>
I photographed this Coot at the Oak Ridge Marina at Melton Hill Lake in late February 2007. Note the feet on this bird. Unlike most water birds, Coots don't have webbed feet, they have 3 webbed...
American Coot
Fulica americana
I photographed this Coot at the Oak Ridge Marina at Melton Hill Lake in late February 2007. Note the feet on this bird. Unlike most water birds, Coots don't have webbed feet, they have 3 webbed toes. They are plant eaters and often eat aquatic plants, but they will nibble on grass and seeds on the land too. It can be a challenge to watch them as they often dive under the water.

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