American Coots (Fulica americana) are common lake and marsh birds. Like their cousin, the Moorhen, Coots make a wide range of sounds, from quacks and honks to whistles and rattles. This sample spans several individuals' different vocalizations, and gives a feel for the sounds a Coot can make. Coots and Moorhens make some sounds which are indistinguishable from each other, but Coots are generally more nasal sounding and make more "honking" sounds.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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