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|I took this picture last weekend in Hamilton - Lake Ontario|
Often mistaken for a duck, the American Coot is a common waterbird. Its all black body and white chicken-like beak distinguish this swimming rail from the real ducks.
-Swims and dives.
-White bill with black mark near tip.
-Bill triangular like a chicken's, not flat like a duck's.
-White stripe on sides of undertail.
Foulque d'Am鲩que (French)
Gallareta americana (Spanish)
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