Coot, American bird pictures

Coot, American bird picturesAMERICAN COOT
221. Fulica americana. 15 inches.

Head and neck nearly black, shading into a gray over the whole bird. Toes lobed and scalloped along the edge; bill white with a blackish band near the tip; shield narrow and brownish, ending in a point.

Nest. - This is placed in the same localities as are the Rails, and they have the same retiring habits.

Six to fifteen eggs of a grayish color finely specked all over with black or brown (1.80 x 1.30).