|Red-gartered coot at the Chilean National Zoo in Santiago, Chile|
The red-gartered coot (Fulica armillata) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae. On average, it grows to 45 cm (18 in) in length, which exceeds that of most coots. It is found in Argentina, southern Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and is a vagrant to Bolivia and the Malvinas Islands. Its natural habitats are swamps and freshwater lakes.
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