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White-winged Coot

Fulica leucoptera

ML201870551

IBC1570364

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Robert Humphries
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Laguna Los Palos
Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
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Latitude and Longitude -52.7359, -71.0616 Map

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A White-winged Coot swimming and feeding. The White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera) occurs widely in southern and central South America, from Bolivia and Paraguay through Chile and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego. This Coot is found in a variety of freshwater habitats and eats mostly aquatic weeds. This White-winged Coot was swimming and feeding on filamentous algae in the Laguna los Palos on the edge of the very busy main road, Route 9 in southern Chile. Elevation: 18 m. Date added to IBC: March 15, 2019.

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