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

Scientific:
  Fulica americana americana

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.704

Protonym:
  Fulica americana

Avibase ID:
  9BEECB7E317EA7B6

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:
  American Coot
Italian:
  Folaga americana
Japanese:
  amerikaooban
Japanese:
  アメリカオオバン (赤い額板)
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:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   American Coot ( Fulica americana)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Fotja americana
Czech: lyska americká
Danish: Amerikansk Blishøne
German: Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn
English: American Coot, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Coot [americana or columbiana]
Spanish: Focha Americana
Spanish (Colombia): Focha común
Estonian: ameerika lauk
Finnish: amerikannokikana
French: Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique [americana or columbiana]
Hungarian: gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa
Italian: Folaga americana
Japanese: amerikaooban, amerika-ooban (akai gakuban), amerika-ooban (shiroi gakuban)
Japanese: アメリカオオバン, アメリカオオバン (白い額板), アメリカオオバン (赤い額板)
Latin: Fulica americana, Fulica americana (Red-shielded), Fulica americana americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinis laukys
Latvian: Amerikas laucis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne
Polish: łyska amerykańska
Portuguese: galeirão-americano
Russian: Американская лысуха
Slovak: lyska popolavá
Slovenian: ameriška liska
Swedish: amerikansk sothöna
Chinese: 美洲骨顶
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲瓣蹼雞

 

         

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