Leucistic American Coot

At Polson Bay, a massive raft of American Coots were being harass by two Bald Eagles, when Terry found a surprise lurking in the sea of slate gray, a single leucistic American Coot was swimming. The bird was ~90% white with some dark speckling.

Do you see it?

Do you see it?

Leucistic American Coot stands out

Leucistic American Coot stands out

Leucistic American Coot amongst the others

Leucistic American Coot amongst the others

The Great White Coot

The Great White Coot

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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