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American Coot being kleptoparasitized by an American Wigeon
American Coot (Fulica americana americana) being kleptoparasitized by an American Wigeon (Mareca americana) male. American Wigeons are almost exclusively aquatic vegetarians during the winter. I had no idea that they would steal vegetation that coots worked for.
Habitat
Urban setting, a manicured park with two ponds. The ponds are divided by Discovery Blvd. Lampasas Cut Plain vegetation area at 291 m (955 ft) elevation.
Location
Cedar Park Recreation Center, Cedar Park, Williamson County, Texas, USA. Urban setting, a manicured park with two ponds. The ponds are divided by Discovery Blvd. Lampasas Cut Plain vegetation area at 291 m (955 ft) elevation.
Date taken
February 2023
Scientific name
Fulica americana, Mareca americana
Equipment used
Canon
amazing behavior indeed, Stanley, and a wonderful action photo, love it, many tfs!!
 
Two super captures Stan...Thats an awfully long "k"word, I have never seen before.
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
430
Comment count
11

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/4
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/640 second(s)
ISO
400
Filename
American Coot being kleptoparasitized by an American Wigeon, Cedar Park.jpg
File size
836.6 KB
Date taken
Fri, 24 February 2023 2:48 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 443px

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