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American Coot [incl. peruviana]

Fulica americana [incl. peruviana] (= Fulica americana) Gmelin, JF, 1789

The American coot, also known as a mud hen or pouldeau, is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken for ducks, American coots are only distantly related to ducks, belonging to a separate order. Unlike the webbed feet of ducks, coots have broad, lobed scales on their lower legs and toes that fold back with each step in order to facilitate walking on dry land. Coots live near water, typically inhabiting wetlands and open water bodies in North America. Groups of coots are called covers or rafts. The oldest known coot lived to be 22 years old. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Fulica
Scientific:
  Fulica americana


Original description

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. p.704

Protonym:
  Fulica americana

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2656197


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  361EA10C79791B9F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-361EA10C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/361EA10C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

  • Fulica americana columbiana: Andes of Colombia to n Ecuador
English:
American Coot [incl. peruviana]
French:
Foulque d'Amérique [incl. peruviana]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
American or Caribbean Coot ( Fulica [americana or caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American or Caribbean Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or caribaea, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American or Caribbean Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or caribaea, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Fulica [americana, alai, ardesiaca]

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Fotja americana
Czech: lyska americká
Danish: Andesblishøne
German: Amerikanisches Blässhuhn
English: American Coot, American Coot [incl. peruviana], American or Caribbean Coot, American or Caribbean Coot [incl. peruviana], American/Caribbean Coot
Spanish: Focha americana, Focha Cenicienta
Spanish (Argentine): Gallareta Andina
Spanish (Colombia): Focha Americana
Spanish (Costa Rica): Focha Americana
Spanish (Cuba): Gallareta de Pico Blanco
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gallareta Pico Blanco
Spanish (Honduras): Polla negra de agua
Spanish (Mexico): Gallareta americana
Spanish (Venezuela): Gallineta Pico de Plata
Estonian: ameerika lauk
Finnish: amerikannokikana
Faroese: Amerikonsk sjógvhøna
French: Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique [incl. peruviana], Foulque d'Amérique ou F. à cachet blanc, Foulque d'Amérique ou F. à cachet blanc [incl. peruviana]
Irish: Cearc Cheannann Mheiriceánach
Guadeloupean Creole French: Poule d'eau à cachet blanc
Galician: Carquexa
Haitian Creole French: Poul dlo jidèl
Hungarian: gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa
Icelandic: Kolhæna
Italian: Folaga americana
Japanese (romaji): amerikaooban, amerika-ooban
Japanese: アメリカオオバン
Scientific: Fulica [americana or caribaea, incl. peruviana], Fulica [americana or caribaea], Fulica americana, Fulica americana [incl. peruviana], Fulica americana americana, Fulica americana/caribaea
Lithuanian: Amerikinis laukys
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne
Polish: lyska hawajska
Portuguese: Galeirão-americano
Russian: Американская лысуха
Slovak: lyska popolavá
Slovenian: ameriška liska
Swedish: Amerikansk sothöna
Turkish: Amerika Mekesi
Chinese: 美洲骨顶

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