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CLOSED: California Bird with huge white bill

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

Back to the central coast of California again for Christmas. I always see birds I don't recognize, and here's one of them. Your help is requested.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

American Coot, to be exact :-)


Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

I wondered if it was an American Coot, but had heard they have enormous feet. I need to get better photos now. Thank you both so much!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, they do have enormous feet, but water can hide a lot! A bit like icebergs 😂

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