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American Coot
(Fulica americana)
Family: Coot
American Coot Top Products From BirdStoppers To Repel Coots:

GooseBuster:
Canada Goose Repeller featuring actual alert and alarm calls recorded in the wild.
Bird Stop: Biodegradable Food-Grade Spray Repellent for Grass.
GatorGuard: Floating alligator head replica scares geese, ducks, fish eating birds.
Prowler Owl: Always-moving predator chases away birds and small animals.

Description:
Disregard of the coot is nearly universal, it seems. Entrenched in our language as a stupid fellow or a simpleton, and in phrases like "silly as a coot," the bird is actually a rail, a family characterized by big, lobed feet, short wings and a reluctance to fly. Coots are the most aquatic members of their family, moving on open water like ducks and often feeding with them. Coots feed in many ways: by diving to the bottom, dabbling at the surface, grazing on land near shore, and stealing food from other diving birds. They are expert swimmers, propelled by wide lobes on their toes, but they are also heavy birds that must patter over the water before becoming airborne. Blackish, rounded, duck-like rail with white bill and frontal shield, white under tail coverts, and lobed toes. Red at upper edge of frontal shield visible at close range. Juvenile similar but paler with duller bill.

Damage:
Coots cause can cause damage to golf courses, cemeteries, lawns, and contaminate reservoirs. Their activities can cause real economic hardship, aggravate nuisance situations, or create human health hazards. Coot problems in urban and suburban areas can be a nuisance if left undisturbed. These coots will readily establish nesting territories on ponds in residential yards, golf courses, condominium complexes, city parks, or on farms. Coots can mess up the place with their droppings, their nesting activities and their foraging behavior. They can leave slippery green droppings on paths and driveways close to ornamental lakes and other waterways. Public feeding of these birds in problem areas should be discouraged, and areas of succulent vegetation such as well watered and fertilized lawns could be replanted with less tasty shrubs and ground-cover plants.

How To Control Infestations:
Coots can be difficult to remove. Once established, immediate corrective landscaping and behavioral modification is imperative: Remove cover shrubbery; use herbicides to eliminate aquatic vegetation; and reduce fertilizer, especially around pond areas, to make grass less nutritionally attractive. Several visual scare products like the GatorGuard and Prowler Owl combined with Bird Stop taste aversion should be employed as soon as the birds enter the area, varying in location and type. For more established flocks, audio scare devices like our top selling GooseBuster which projects true geese distress calls through several speaker locations in a random pattern to scare them away. All systems require constant re-enforcement and should be relocated frequently, especially the GatorGuard replica to remain a realistic threat to the birds.

Call:
Grunts, grating quacks, and hoarse chatters of ke-yik and k-rrk.
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Height/Weight:
9" to 16"; 32 oz.

Life Span:
9 years wild;

Food:
Plant materials, some aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, snails, worms, and sometimes eggs from nearby bird nests.

Habitat:
Marshes, wetlands, ponds, lakes, bayous, marshy rivers. In winter, occasionally found on salt water.

 
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