American Coot - Fulica americana

Length 1.2-1.3 ft (38.1-40.6 cm)
Weight M: 1.3-1.9 lb (576-848 g), F: 15.1-22.2 oz (427-628 g)
Clutch Size 6-15
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The American Coot is found throughout North America and is a very common bird in the S.F. Bay Area, especially during fall and winter. They eat plants, insects, fish, and other aquatic animals. The sexes look similar.

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