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American Coots

Posted by Edwin Bowe on May 9, 2022 at 10:55 pm
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Location: Floating Island Lake, Yellowstone national park, WY
The normal aggression of American Coots is increased during breeding season. This image depicts the typical behavior between two males, The males will elevate themselves in the water and use their feet, which are large, in combat. The bird on the right ultimately won the contest and drove the other male to a different part of the pond.