WoRMS taxon details

Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789

159007  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159007)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution Caribbean; North America; range extends from Canada to Ecuador  
Distribution Caribbean; North America; range extends from Canada to Ecuador [details]

Taxonomy even though they are able to seek out their own food, they are known to steal food from other birds  
Taxonomy even though they are able to seek out their own food, they are known to steal food from other birds [details]
WoRMS (2018). Fulica americana Gmelin, 1789. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159007 on 2018-05-24
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2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
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2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
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basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. Fifth Edition. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet omnivorious species; eat small aquatic animals, insects and vegetation [details]

Dimensions Length: 15 1/2" (39 cm) [details]

Distribution Caribbean; North America; range extends from Canada to Ecuador [details]

Habitat freshwater lakes and ponds and marshes [details]

Reproduction Breeds from New Brunswick to British Columbia and south to northern South America; also in the Hawaiian Islands. Winters in southern Ontario, and on both coasts from New Brunswick and British Columbia southward [details]

Taxonomy even though they are able to seek out their own food, they are known to steal food from other birds [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Amerikaanse meerkoet  [details]
English American coot  [details]
French foulque d'Amérique  [details]
German Amerikanisches Blesshuhn  [details]
Hebrew אגמית  [details]
Lithuanian Amerikinis laukys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Αμερικανική Φαλαρίδα  [details]
Polish łyska Amerykańska  [details]
Russian Aмериканская лысуха  [details]
Slovenian Ameriška liska  [details]
Spanish focha Americana  [details]
Turkish Amerika mekesi  [details]
Ukrainian Лиска AмериканськаАмериканська лиска  [details]