Among the lakes, sloughs and stubble-fields of the prairies, teal, ducks, coots and geese are found in abundance.
As we were walking down to the beach we saw some coots and a swan with her baby cygnets.
The most obvious distinctions between Totaninae and Tringinae may be said to lie in the acute or blunt form of the tip of the bill (with which is associated a less or greater development of the sensitive nerves running almost if not quite to its extremity, and therefore greatly influencing the mode of feeding) and in the style of plumage - the Tringinae, with blunt and flexible bills, mostly assuming a summer-dress in which some tint of chestnut or reddish-brown 1 These are Phalaropus fulicarius and P. (or Lobipes) hyperboreus, and were thought by some of the older writers to be allied to the Coots (q.v.).
Find out what the crazy coots are up to and who hangs out with a mallard.
coots nests and their occupants have been wiped out.