Utah Bird Profile
American Coot - Fulica americanaL. fulica, "a coot" & fuligo, "soot"

Name roots: (ME. the bird - related to scoter)  (L. fulica, "a coot" & fuligo, "soot")

In Utah:   
by Kent Keller

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a floating or in a shrub at a height of 0-2 feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: freshwater dabbler; freshwater diver.  During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: water dabbler; water diver.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and water habitats.
How to find:  

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