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An American Coot shot on a cloudy day.

I took this shot to show you what the feet look like on an American Coot.

Note how they have a paddle like shape.

The technical term is lobulated.

And with these lobulated feet, American Coots can swim much better than their plain toed cousins, the Common Moorhens and the Purple Gallinules.

Shot with Sony DSC-H2

2010 by Peter Schulz