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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Coot, American
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Coot, American
-Fulica americana Gmelin

Distinguished from gallinules and moorhens by broad scallop-like lobes on toes. Body, even dark -slate becoming black on head and neck. Wing edged narrowly with white and secondaries with white tips. Outer under tail coverts white, inner ones blackish. Bill whitish with spot of chestnut near tip; frontal shield mostly chestnut.