Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789

American Coot

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Bird

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Gruiformes

Family: Rallidae

Genus: Fulica

Species: Fulica americana

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
ME - State Special Concern (Breeding population only)
VT - state rank: SUB,SNAM (Unrankable (Breeding), Not applicable (Migratory))
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 3 - Moderate Priority)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Fulica americana

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS