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American Coot
Fulica americana Gmelin, JF, 1789
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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Fulica

Scientific:
  Fulica americana

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.704

Protonym:
  Fulica americana

Avibase ID:
  4FB248BAEFEC2868

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

  • Fulica americana americana: North America (southern Alaska south to northwestern Costa Rica), the Caribbean (Greater and Lesser Antilles), and northern South America (northern Venezuela)
  • Fulica americana columbiana: Andes of Colombia to n Ecuador
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  American Coot
Czech:
  lyska americká
German:
  Amerikanisches Blässhuhn
Danish:
  Amerikansk Blishøne
Spanish:
  Focha americana
Finnish:
  amerikannokikana
French:
  Foulque d'Amérique
Icelandic:
  Kolhæna
Italian:
  Folaga americana
Japanese:
  American Coot
Japanese:
  アメリカオオバン
Dutch:
  Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian:
  Amerikasothøne
Polish:
  łyska amerykańska
Portuguese:
  galeirão-americano
Portuguese (Brazil):
  American Coot
Russian:
  Американская лысуха
Slovak:
  lyska popolavá
Swedish:
  amerikansk sothöna
Chinese:
  美洲骨顶


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 1.52:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 1.53:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 1.54:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 1.55:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 2015:
   American/Caribbean Coot ( Fulica americana/caribaea)
eBird version 2016:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Fulica [americana, alai, ardesiaca] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: fotja americana
Czech: lyska americká
Danish: Amerikansk Blishøne
German: Amerikanisches Blässhuhn
English: American Coot, American or Caribbean Coot, American/Caribbean Coot
Spanish: Focha americana
Spanish (Cuba): Gallareta de pico blanco
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gallareta Pico Blanco Americana
Spanish (Spain): Focha Americana
Spanish (Mexico): Gallareta Americana/Caribeña
Spanish (Panama): Gallareta Americana
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Gallinazo Americano
Estonian: ameerika lauk
Finnish: amerikannokikana
French: Foulque d’Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique ou F. à cachet blanc
Haitian Creole French: Poul dlo jidèl
Hungarian: gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa
Icelandic: Kolhæna
Italian: Folaga americana
Japanese: amerika-ooban
Japanese: アメリカオオバン
Latin: Fulica [americana or caribaea], Fulica americana, Fulica americana/caribaea
Lithuanian: amerikinis laukys
Latvian: Amerikas laucis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne
Polish: łyska amerykańska
Portuguese: galeirão-americano
Portuguese (Portugal): Galeirão-americano
Russian: Американская лысуха
Slovak: lyska popolavá
Slovenian: ameriška liska
Serbian: Američka liska
Swedish: amerikansk sothöna
Turkish: Amerika Mekesi
Chinese: 美洲骨顶
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲瓣蹼雞

 

         

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