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American Coot [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea]

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

The American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken to be ducks, American Coots belong to a distinct 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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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Fulica

Scientific:
  Fulica americana

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.704

Protonym:
  Fulica americana

Avibase ID:
  E6411DF4E53734BE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E6411DF4

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176292

Geographic range:

  • Fulica americana columbiana: Andes of Colombia to n Ecuador
English:
American Coot [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea]
Czech:
lyska americká
German:
Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn
Danish:
Amerikansk Blishøne
Spanish:
Focha Americana
Finnish:
amerikannokikana
French:
Foulque d'Amérique [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea]
Icelandic:
Kolhæna
Italian:
Folaga americana
Japanese:
amerikaooban
Japanese:
アメリカオオバン
Dutch:
Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Norwegian:
Amerikasothøne
Polish:
lyska amerykanska
Portuguese:
Galeirão-americano
Russian:
Американская лысуха
Slovak:
lyska popolavá
Swedish:
Amerikansk sothöna
Chinese:
美洲骨顶


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
American Coot [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
American Coot [incl. peruviana] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
American Coot [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea] ( Fulica americana [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
American Coot ( Fulica americana)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Foulque d'Amérique ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Foulque d'Amérique ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
American Coot ( Fulica americana) [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fulica americana [version 4]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Fulica americana [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Fulica americana [incl. peruviana]

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Catalan: Fotja americana
Czech: Lyska americká
Danish: Amerikansk Blishøne
German: Amerikanisches Bläßhuhn, Indianerbläßhuhn, Schieferbläßhuhn
English: Alae keokeo, American Coot, American Coot [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea], American Coot [incl. peruviana], Mudhen
Spanish: Focha Americana, Focha cenicienta, Gallareta Americana, Gallareta de Pico Blanco, Gallareta Pico Blanco, Gallareta Pico Blanco Americana, Gallinazo Americano, 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: ameerika lauk
Basque: Fotja americana
Finnish: Amerikannokikana
Faroese: Amerikonsk sjógvhøna
French: Foulque américaine, Foulque d'Amérique, Foulque d'Amérique [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea], Foulque d'Amérique [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: amerikaooban
Japanese: アメリカオオバン
Scientific: Fulica americana, Fulica americana [incl. peruviana, excl. caribaea], Fulica americana [incl. peruviana], 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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