Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Coot Strikes Again

This Coot decided that he needed more room to eat the grass he was sharing with this Common Moorhen and attacked the Moorhen. The Moorhen stood it's ground for a few seconds and then gave way to the Coot. This action all took place at the Henderson, Nevada Bird Viewing Area.


  1. Is the Moorhen also not a duck? It doesn't seem to have web feet other. Whereas when you look at the bufflehead picture from yesterday his pink feet are all web.

  2. The Moorhen is related to the coot which is related to herons. Both of them have small webs that stick out on both sides of their toes which allow them to swim as well as manuever on land.


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