American Coot alone in Iceland

Kolhæna – American Coot – Fulica americana

The American Coot is a very rare visitor in Iceland but one is now staying in the Reykjavík area. This is the sixth  bird seen in Iceland so far. In North America the Coot is a common bird in freshwater wetlands. The American Coot is not a duck. It is a relation of the European Coot and is in lineage with cranes and rails.

In a group of Mallards

The Coot is in the company of a group of Mallards that mostly stay on a pond where the birds are fed.