Coots must "run" on the water to gain speed in order to take flight

American Coot "running" on the water
Coots must "run" on the water to gain speed in order to take flight
Species: American Coot   Fulica americana
Author: Erik Breden
Date: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Added to IBC: 16 May 2010 - 22:24
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Altitude (m): 
971 meters

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