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American Coot - (Fulica americana) 



  • Medium duck-like bird
  • Dark grey to black with white bill
  • Yellowish legs, large scalloped toes
  • 16" (40 cm.)


  • Shallow marsh and ponds

Additional Information

  • Abundant migrant and common
         summer resident
  • More commonly found nesting in south
         east Wisconsin
  • Vocalizes readily

American Coot standing on log in wetland

Amercian Coot standing on Ice; notice scallop toes

Amercian Coot standing among the marsh plants 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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