White-winged coot

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White-winged coot
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica
Species: F. leucoptera
Binomial name
Fulica leucoptera
Vieillot, 1817

The white-winged coot (Fulica leucoptera) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. At 35–43 cm (14–17 in) in length, it is a mid-sized coot. It is found in swamps and at lakes in southern South America, including the Falkland Islands, ranging as far north as Bolivia and southern Brazil. Despite its name, most of its wings are dark slaty, though in flight a white trailing edge is visible on the secondaries.

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