American Coot

Family: Rallidae

Size: About between 33cm and 41cm

Longevity: The longevity of the American coot is approximately 20 years.

Habitat: It lives in shallow lakes, ponds and freshwater marshes.

Food: The American coot is omnivorous, and consumes a variety of invertebrates such as plants, algae, and small ones such as fish and tadpoles.

Did you know that the American coot flies very rarely? It has to run a very long distance on the water before taking off for a difficult flight.