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American Coot Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: American Coots are one of those species you just take for granted. We have so many of them, from early spring through late fall. My favorite photo is of an adult American Coot and a youngster, from Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado in 2018.

American Coot - Fulica americana

American Coot 1 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 2 - Fulica americana

American Coot 3 - Fulica americana

American Coot 4 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 1

American Coot 2

American Coot 3

American Coot 4

April 8th, 2019 

October 9th, 2006 

May 27th, 2007

April 8th, 2019 

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota  

Kingsbury County, South Dakota 

Lincoln County, South Dakota 

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota 

Lone adult forging on wetland edge

Single bird swimming in open choppy water

Profile of bird swimming on a sunny day

Bird walking along fallen cattails in wetland habitat

American Coot 5 - Fulica americana

American Coot 6 - Fulica americana

American Coot 7 - Fulica americana

American Coot 8 - Fulica americana

American Coot 5

American Coot 6

American Coot 7

American Coot 8

May 27th, 2007

July 20th, 2008

December 17th, 2009

April 11th, 2010

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Sutro Baths, San Francisco, California

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Adult swimming on a sunny day

Fuzzy juvenile profile in herbaceous wetland

Adult bird posing in sunlight

Pair of birds walking along the wetland edge

American Coot 9 - Fulica americana

American Coot 10 - Fulica americana

American Coot 11 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 12 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 9

American Coot 10

American Coot 11

American Coot 12

July 5th, 2010

April 6th, 2014

July 29th, 2018

July 29th, 2018

LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota

Dewey Gevik Nature Area, South Dakota

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Fuzzy baby swimming in open water

Profile of adult bird

Immature bird swimming in duckweed

Profile of young bird swimming in duckweed

American Coot 13 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 14 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 15 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 16 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 13

American Coot 14

American Coot 15

American Coot 16

June 20th, 2018

June 20th, 2018

April 13th, 2019

April 22nd, 2018

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado 

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Parent and young meeting face to face

Parent feeding young on flower covered pond

Adult walking on dead cattails on water's edge

Profile of adult with reflection on still water

American Coot 17 - Fulica americana 

American Coot 17


July 5th, 2020

Hughes County, South Dakota

Adult on nest in dense habitat, with eggs visible

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