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American Coots

Posted by Edwin Bowe on June 9, 2022 at 10:06 am
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Location: National Elk Refuge, Jackson, WY
While adult coots are drab (dark gray body, white bill, red eyes and white shield with a red top), as shown in this image right after hatching the chicks are brightly colored with a bald red head, yellow orange around their neck, and bright red bills. This chick was being fed by one of its parents.