The American Coot is a plump, chickenlike bird with a rounded head and a sloping bill. Their tiny tail, short wings, and large feet are visible on the rare occasions they take flight.
About two-thirds the size of a Mallard.between robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 15.5-16.9 in (39.4-42.9 cm)
- Weight: 21.2-24.7 oz (600-700 g)
- Wingspan: 23.0-25.0 in (58.4-63.5 cm)