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American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea]

Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, 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:
  E076FCE6AF4BBCD6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E076FCE6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E076FCE6


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

  • Fulica alai: Main Hawaiian Islands (except Lanai)
  • Fulica americana columbiana: Andes of Colombia to n Ecuador
  • Fulica ardesiaca ardesiaca: Andes of Peru (except perhaps in far north) south to northern Chile (Antofagasta) and northwestern Argentina (northern Catamarca)
  • Fulica ardesiaca atrura: Andes of southern Colombia and Ecuador (and presumably northern Peru), and coastal Peru
English:
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea]
French:
Foulque d'Amérique, F. des Hawaï ou F. ardoisée [excl. caribaea]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
American, Slate-colored or Hawaiian Coot ( Fulica [americana or ardesiaca])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
American, Slate-colored or Hawaiian Coot ( Fulica [americana or ardesiaca])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea] ( Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea])
Clements 3rd edition:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 2]

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, Indianerbläßhuhn
English: alae keokeo, American Coot, American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot, American, Hawaiian, or Slate-colored Coot [excl. caribaea], American, Slate-colored or Hawaiian Coot, mudhen
Esperanto: Amerika fuliko
Spanish: Focha Americana, Focha cenicienta, Gallareta americana, Gallareta Andina, 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: andi lauk
Basque: Fotja americana
Finnish: Amerikannokikana
Faroese: Amerikonsk sjógvhøna
French: Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique ou F. ardoisée, Foulque d'Amérique, F. des Hawaï ou F. ardoisée, Foulque d'Amérique, F. des Hawaï ou F. ardoisée [excl. caribaea]
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: アメリカオオバン, ハワイオオバン
Scientific: Fulica [americana or ardesiaca], Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca, excl. caribaea], Fulica [americana, alai or ardesiaca], Fulica americana, Fulica americana americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinis laukys
Dutch: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian: Amerikasothøne
Polish: lyska amerykanska, łyska amerykańska
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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