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American coot

credit: Gerry Matthews

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The American coot (Fulica americana) has beautiful dark feathers and a white bill. This one was photographed in a Franklin Canyon pond in Los Angeles, CA. β€œI was really drawn to the ripples that this bird was making,” writes Gerry Matthews. β€œIt was an overcast day but the ripples really stood out.”

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