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Photo of an American coot nestling.

American Coot Nestling

Nestling American coots, upon hatching, have blackish down feathers above and orange hairlike feathers around the neck. The head is bald on top, and the bill is bright red.

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Photo of an American coot on its nest.

American Coot on Nest

American coots weave vegetation into shallow nests that float on water, attached to upright plant stalks.

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Photo of two American coots standing in shallow water.

American Coots

American coots are sometimes hunted for sport, but they are usually not considered good eating. In their wetland habitats, their bodies absorb environmental pollutants, and researchers use them as a way of gauging the amount and types of pollutants in the environment.

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Photograph of American Crow

American Crow

Adults are entirely black with a long, heavy bill. Voice is the well-known “caw, caw.”

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photo of American goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Photo of American goldfinch.

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American Goldfinch

Video of an American goldfinch in the wild.

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Photograph of a female American goldfinch in breeding plumage

American Goldfinch (Female in Breeding Plumage)

In breeding plumage, the upperparts of the female are greenish yellow, with dark wings and tail; the underparts are pale yellowish.

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