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mud hen:

see railrail,
common name for some members of the large family Rallidae, marsh and tropical forest birds that include the gallinule and the coot, two specialized rails. Rails are cosmopolitan in distribution, except in polar regions.
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The use of treatment wetlands by such a large percentage of the population of American Coots opens the possibility that increased construction of these wetlands could influence the distribution of some wintering waterbirds, over winter survival, and could partially offset the effects of historic wetland losses (Nichols et al.
Nests of Least Bitterns, American Coots, Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps), and passerines such as Great-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), Yellow-headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), and Marsh Wrens (Cistothorus palustris) were monitored every 1-3 days.
Conspecific brood parasitism as a flexible female reproductive tactic in American Coots.
Reviews of the status of American Coot (Fulica americana) and Caribbean Coot (Fulica caribaea) in the United States Virgin Islands.
Nest-site selection of the American Coot in the aspen parklands of Saskatchewan.
In North America, American Coots are associated with freshwater marshes and low-salinity brackish wetlands (Kantrud 1985).
Following the largest rainfall event in over 50 years, we studied the breeding ecology of Caribbean and American coots at Southgate Pond, the largest seasonal brackish pond on St.
4%) of the males with broad, high, and bulbous shields may be white-shielded morphs of American Coots (Roberson and Baptista 1988).
Apparent hatching success was also high at freshwater sites, which is typical of American Coots (Gorenzel et al.
Reproduction and nest site characteristics of American Coots at different altitudes in Colorado.
Breeding of a mixed pair of white-shielded and red-shielded American Coots in Michigan.
Often called marsh hens or mud hens, the 16-inch long American coots are known for their territorial and noisy, cantankerous habits.

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