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hope this one wasn't killed by the parents like that horrible scene in Life of Birds

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I'm wondering if this might be a Pied-billed Grebe? I actually just saw an American Coot young and a Pied-billed Grebe young yesterday. Your bird looks like it has some black striping on the face, but maybe I'm not seeing it properly. The coot that I saw was brownish above and had a white throat and front half of the neck - like your bird, only there was no black striping on the face. Pied-billed Grebe young do have black striping on the face. If it was the feet that led you to id this as an American Coot, Pied-billed Grebes have somewhat similar feet. Note that before yesterday, I had almost no experience with the young of either species, so feel free to dismiss my suggestion.

Posted by emilyheaton almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pied-billed Grebe - Photo (c) Len Blumin, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

You're totally right - thanks emily!

Posted by loarie almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pied-billed Grebe - Photo (c) Len Blumin, some rights reserved (CC BY)
emilyheaton's ID: Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Posted by emilyheaton almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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You're welcome. :)

Posted by emilyheaton almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pied-billed Grebe - Photo (c) Len Blumin, some rights reserved (CC BY)
loarie's ID: Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Pied-billed Grebe - Photo (c) Len Blumin, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
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