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Andean coot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Gruiformes
Genus  Fulica
Higher classification  Coot
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Rallidae
Scientific name  Fulica ardesiaca
Rank  Species
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Similar  Coot, Bird, Giant coot, Red‑fronted coot, Rallidae

The Andean coot (Fulica ardesiaca), also known as the slate-coloured coot, is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are swamps and freshwater lakes.

Description

The bill and shield color are variable. The most common combination is a chestnut shield and yellow bill with a black spot on it. Other combinations are yellow shield / white bill and white shield / white bill.

References

Andean coot Wikipedia


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