It has been one of those years in which, if I didn't have any photographs,…
An American Coot (Fulica americana) in central New Mexico.
The coot is not a duck, because it lacks webbed feet. Instead, it gets around with some rather large toes. The coot is also known as a mud hen. Typically, you’ll find them in very large flocks. This guy was all alone.
american coot duck
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