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American Coot [excl. caribaea]

Fulica americana [excl. caribaea] (= 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:
  9BEECB7E317EA7B6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9BEECB7E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9BEECB7E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

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


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [excl. caribaea])
Clements 4th edition:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
eBird version 2017:
American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
eBird version 2018:
American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
eBird version 2019:
American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
eBird version 2021:
American Coot (Red-shielded) ( Fulica americana (Red-shielded))
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
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: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Fulica [americana or alai]

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Other synonyms


Asturian: Gallarón americanu (frente roja)
Bulgarian: Американска лиска [Група americana]
Catalan: Fotja americana, Fotja americana (frente roja)
Czech: lyska americká, lyska americká (s červeným čelním štítkem)
Danish: Amerikansk Blishøne, Amerikansk Blishøne (Rødskjoldet)
German: Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn, Indianerblässhuhn (rotschildig)
Greek: Αμερικανική Φαλαρίδα (Ερυθρομέτωπη)
English: American Coot, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Coot [americana or columbiana], American Coot [excl. caribaea]
English, HBW: American Coot (Red-shielded)
English (IOC): American Coot (Red-shielded)
English (United States): American Coot (Red-shielded)
Esperanto: Amerika fuliko
Spanish: Focha Americana, Focha Americana (americana)
Spanish (Colombia): Focha común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Focha Americana (frente roja), Focha Americana (Red-shielded)
Spanish (Cuba): Gallareta de pico blanco (frente roja)
Spanish (Ecuador): Focha Americana ((Red-shielded)), Focha Americana (Red-shielded)
Spanish (Spain): Focha Americana (americana)
Spanish (HBW): Focha americana
Spanish (Mexico): Gallareta Americana, Gallareta Americana (casco rojo)
Spanish (Panama): Gallareta Americana, Gallareta Americana (americana), Gallareta Americana (casco rojo)
Estonian: ameerika lauk
Basque: Kopetazuri amerikarra (amerikarra)
Finnish: amerikannokikana
French: Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique (à cachet rouge), Foulque d'Amérique (americana), Foulque d'Amérique [americana or columbiana], Foulque d'Amérique [excl. caribaea]
Galician: Galo de auga americano (frente roja)
Hungarian: gyűrűscsőrű szárcsa
Icelandic: Kolhæna (americana), Kolhæna ('Red-shielded')
Italian: Folaga americana
Japanese (romaji): amerikaooban, amerika-ooban (akai gakuban), amerika-ooban (shiroi gakuban), amerikaooban (赤い額板)
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), アメリカオオバン(赤い額板)
Scientific: Fulica americana, Fulica americana (Red-shielded), Fulica americana [excl. caribaea], Fulica americana americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinis laukys
Latvian: Amerikas laucis
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne, amerikasothøne (Red-shielded)
Polish: łyska amerykańska, łyska amerykańska (Red-shielded)
Portuguese: galeirão-americano
Portuguese (Portugal): galeirão-americano (escudo vermelho)
Russian: Американская лысуха, Американская лысуха (Red-shielded)
Slovak: lyska popolavá, lyska popolavá (červenočelá)
Slovenian: ameriška liska, Ameriška liska (Red-shielded)
Serbian: Američka liska (severna)
Swedish: amerikansk sothöna, amerikansk sothöna (Red-shielded)
Turkish: Amerika mekesi (kızıl alınlı)
Ukrainian: Лиска американська
Chinese: 美洲骨顶
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲瓣蹼雞

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