By Prem Balson

Marsh Hen

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State/Province/Region
OH
Country
US
Nearest Area
Franklin County
Town
Columbus
Notes

American Coot (Fulica americana) in breeding plumage showing the prominent frontal shield with the reddish-brown spot near the top of the bill between the eyes. The way in which their heads bob when they walk or swim has earned them the name "Marsh Hen" or “Mud Hen".

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22/04/2011

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