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American coots

American coots
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM+1.4xTC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-25 19:14
Viewed: 426
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You may have heard of Americans calling each other "coots", but this was the first time I spotted some American coots :-).

They kept in a close group.


The American Coot is a plump, chickenlike bird with a rounded head and a sloping bill. Their tiny tail, short wings, and large feet are visible on the rare occasions they take flight.

Coots are dark-gray to black birds with a bright-white bill and forehead. The legs are yellow-green. At close range you may see a small patch of red on the forehead.

You’ll find coots eating aquatic plants on almost any body of water. When swimming they look like small ducks (and often dive), but on land they look more chickenlike, walking rather than waddling. An awkward and often clumsy flier, the American Coot requires long running takeoffs to get airborne.

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Another harmonies of nature by great colours and details has been captured also excellent BG what a lovely family well done ALAN KOLNIK

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-10-27 13:23]

Hi Alan,very lucky meeting with this big groups of american coots,so close and taken with great timing and perfect quality too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Like warming colors here, Alan. Well framed. Well lighten.
Thanks and regards,

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