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American Coot (americana, syn. caribaea)

Fulica americana americana (caribaea) (= Fulica americana caribaea) Ridgway, R 1884

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

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


Original description

Citation:
  Ridgway, R 1884

Reference:
   Proc. U.S. Ntnl. Mus. 7 p.358

Protonym:
  Fulica caribaea


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  BB9C0A8BB9B447E5

Avibase ID:
  avibase-BB9C0A8B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BB9C0A8B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176295

English:
American Coot (americana, syn. caribaea)
French:
Foulque d'Amérique (americana, syn. caribaea)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Coot (americana, syn. caribaea) ( Fulica americana americana (caribaea))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Coot (caribaea) ( Fulica americana americana (caribaea))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American Coot (caribaea) ( Fulica americana americana (caribaea))
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American Coot (caribaea) ( Fulica americana americana (caribaea))
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Foulque à cachet blanc ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Foulque à cachet blanc ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Clements 1st edition:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 4th edition:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
American Coot (White-shielded) ( Fulica americana (White-shielded))
eBird version 2017:
American Coot (White-shielded) ( Fulica americana (White-shielded))
eBird version 2018:
American Coot (White-shielded) ( Fulica americana (White-shielded))
eBird version 2019:
American Coot (White-shielded) ( Fulica americana (White-shielded))
eBird version 2021:
American Coot (White-shielded) ( Fulica americana (White-shielded))
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Fulica caribaea [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Fulica caribaea [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Fulica caribaea [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea) [version 4]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Caribbean Coot ( Fulica caribaea)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fulica caribaea [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fulica caribaea [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: junior synonym (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is a subspecies of Fulica americana americana

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Asturian: Gallarón americanu (caribeña)
Azerbaijani: Vest-Hind qaşqaldağı
Bulgarian: Американска лиска (ssp. caribaea)
Catalan: Fotja americana (caribeña), Fotja del Carib
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kache wouj
Czech: lyska americká (s bílým čelním štítkem), Lyska karibská
Danish: Amerikansk Blishøne (Hvidskjoldet), Cariberblishøne
German: Indianerblässhuhn (weißschildig), Karibenbläßhuhn
Greek: Αμερικανική Φαλαρίδα (Ασπρομέτωπη)
English: American Coot (americana, syn. caribaea), American Coot (caribaea), American Coot (White-shielded), Caribbean Coot
English, HBW: American Coot (White-shielded)
English (IOC): American Coot (White-shielded)
English (United States): American Coot (White-shielded)
Esperanto: Kariba fuliko
Spanish: Focha Americana (caribeña), Focha Caribeña, Focha Piciplata, Gallareta del Caribe, Gallareta Pico Blanco, Gallareta Pico Blanco Caribeña, Gallinazo, Gallinazo Nativo
Spanish (Colombia): Focha Caribeña
Spanish (Costa Rica): Focha Americana (caribeña), Focha Americana (White-shielded)
Spanish (Cuba): Gallareta de pico blanco (caribeña), Gallareta del Caribe
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gallareta Pico Blanco, Gallareta Pico Blanco Caribeña
Spanish (Ecuador): Focha Americana ((White-shielded)), Focha Americana (White-shielded)
Spanish (Spain): Focha Americana (caribeña)
Spanish (HBW): Caribbean Coot
Spanish (Mexico): Gallareta Americana (casco blanco), Gallareta del Caribe
Spanish (Panama): Gallareta Americana (casco blanco)
Spanish (Venezuela): Gallineta Pico de Plata
Estonian: kariibi lauk
Basque: Kopetazuri amerikarra (karibearra)
Finnish: Karibiannokikana
French: Foulque à cachet, Foulque à cachet blanc, Foulque cachet-blanc, Foulque d'Amérique (à cachet blanc), Foulque d'Amérique (americana, syn. caribaea), Foulque d'Amérique (caribaea)
Galician: Galo de auga americano (caribeña)
Haitian Creole French: Poul dlo tèt blanch
Hungarian: karibi szárcsa
Icelandic: Kolhæna ('White-shielded')
Italian: Folaga caraibica, Folaga dei Caraibi
Japanese (romaji): amerikaooban (白い額板), karibuooban
Japanese: アメリカオオバン (白い額板), アメリカオオバン(White-shielded), カリブオオバン
Kazakh: Вест-Индия қасқалдағы
Kirghiz: Вест-Индия кашкалдагы
Scientific: Fulica americana (White-shielded), Fulica americana americana (caribaea), Fulica americana caribaea, Fulica caribaea, Fulica caribaea major
Lithuanian: Karibinis laukys
Dutch: Caribische Koet
Norwegian: amerikasothøne (White-shielded), Karibsothøne
Polish: łyska amerykańska (White-shielded), lyska karaibska, łyska karaibska
Portuguese: Carqueja-caribenha
Portuguese (Portugal): galeirão-americano (escudo branco)
Russian: Американская лысуха (White-shielded), Вестиндская лысуха, Карибская лысуха
Slovak: lyska karibská, lyska popolavá (bieločelá)
Slovenian: Ameriška liska (White-shielded)
Serbian: Američka liska (južna)
Swedish: amerikansk sothöna (White-shielded), Karibisk sothöna, Karibsothöna
Turkish: Amerika mekesi (ak alınlı)
Ukrainian: Лиска карибська
Uzbek: Кариб қашқалдоғи
Chinese: 加勒比骨顶
Chinese (Traditional): 加勒比瓣蹼雞

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