American Coot (Red-shielded)
Fulica americana (Red-shielded)
James W Kimball
12 Jun 1962
- Ne Of Andytown
- 3 meters
- NAGRA III-B
- Western Electric 633A
- Parabola 91.4cm/25cm (36in/9.8in)
Squabbling with a Porphyrula martinica, then swimming away while giving a higher clear piping call.
Habitat: Everglades on some open fresh water.
BNA: I am not sure that any of the calls here were given by Fulica americana. I suspect that these calls were instead given by Gallinula chloropus and Porphyrula martinica, though I cannot be absolutely certain. (CAM - 4 March 2005)