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American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana]

Fulica [americana or alai, 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:
  7FFAEE6F818B1FCC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7FFAEE6F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7FFAEE6F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

  • Fulica alai: Main Hawaiian Islands (except Lanai)
  • Fulica americana columbiana: Andes of Colombia to n Ecuador
English:
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana]
French:
Foulque d'Amérique ou F. des Hawaï [incl. peruviana]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
American or Hawaiian Coot ( Fulica [americana or alai])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
American or Hawaiian Coot ( Fulica [americana or alai])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
American or Hawaiian Coot ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana])

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea]

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Fotja americana
Czech: Lyska americká
Danish: Hawaiiblishøne
German: Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn, Indianerbläßhuhn
English: American Coot, American or Hawaiian Coot, American or Hawaiian Coot [incl. peruviana], Coot
Esperanto: Amerika fuliko
Spanish: Focha Americana, Focha Cenicienta, Gallareta Americana, Gallareta Pico Blanco, Gallareta Pico Blanco Americana, Polla negra de agua
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, Gallareta Pico Blanco Americana
Spanish (Honduras): Polla negra de agua
Spanish (Mexico): Gallareta Americana
Spanish (Nicaragua): Focha Americana
Spanish (Venezuela): Gallineta Pico de Plata
Estonian: havai lauk
Basque: Fotja americana
Finnish: Amerikannokikana
Faroese: Amerikonsk sjógvhøna
French: Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique ou F. des Hawaï, Foulque d'Amérique ou F. des Hawaï [incl. peruviana]
Irish: Cearc Cheannann Mheiriceánach
Guadeloupean Creole French: Poule d'eau à cachet blanc
Galician: Carquexa, Fotja americana
Haitian Creole French: Poul dlo jidèl
Hungarian: gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa
Icelandic: Kolhæna
Italian: Folaga americana
Japanese (romaji): hawaiooban
Japanese: ハワイオオバン
Scientific: Fulica [americana or alai, incl. peruviana], Fulica [americana or alai], Fulica americana, Fulica americana americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinis laukys
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne
Polish: Łyska amerykańska, lyska hawajska, łyska 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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