Tuesday, October 5, 2010

American Coot

When most people see an American coot they think that it is a duck, this is a common misconception, after all it looks like a duck. The truth is that coots are members of the rail family. The reason is because they have lobed style toes on their feet, like the rails, instead of webbed feet like a duck.


Country Mouse Studio said...

I love their feet. I've been trying to catch a photo of them.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Tis a beauty!