Fights are very common and they frequently drown each other, though I don't think it's intentional. The aggressor chases after the coot that has encroached on its territory. Translations are not retained in our system. Aggressive behaviors in the American coot 23. Amazing that you were able to capture both birds in such detail, especially considering how fast they appear to have been moving!!! I heard splashing and the sound of feet running across the water and turned my lens toward the sounds then locked my focus on one the the running coots and started firing away. These images are posted in the order that they were taken in. The aggressive coot must have thought it had chased the interloper far enough from its territory because it stopped the chase at this point. I don’t often comment, but I never miss a post. Oh what a treat - for you, and for us. Want to have an email notification land in your inbox right after I publish a post? This aggressive behavior is sometimes called “splattering” but most people just prefer to say chase, I prefer chase because it is easier to say. Coots displayed more instances of intraspecific aggressive behavior than interspecific aggressive behavior, suggesting that the niches are not overlapping with mallard ducks (see how intra- and interspecific aggression indicates niche overlap in Korsu et al., 2008). It can range from verbal abuse to the destruction of a victim Coots, though they are considered social and sometimes live in large groups, are very aggressive towards others of their own kind. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether there is a difference in number of occurrences of interspecific aggression between American coots (Fulica americana) and mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and intraspecific aggression among American coots in the Ballona wetland habitat of Southern California. American Coot with water droplets flying – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 250, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light. Contact, Password Requirements: Minimum 8 characters, must include as least one uppercase, one lowercase letter, and one number or permitted symbol, Access Institutional Sign In via Shibboleth or OpenAthens, These communicative behaviors as described on Birds of North America Online (BNA): Body Posture – head and neck erect indicates amiable intentions while a head-lowered/extended posture characterizes aggressiveness and a bowed head is basis of courtship and mating displays; But there are times I get lucky and can have both birds in the frame as the aggressor gets closer to the interloper. I am glad I have so many opportunities with them. The aggressor chases after the coot that has encroached on its territory. Understanding interspecific and intraspecific aggression is important for wildlife management and sustainability of populations. I like the tail shot with the feathers…. Do not download, display, PIN, print, hotlink, reproduce or use my images without my permission. Beyond that, there are a couple of images here I really appreciate: particularly, that last photo. One American Coot turns during the chase – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 250, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light. This will count as one of your downloads. Wow, as always your images are a joy to see. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations. Real fast. The other day when I photographed Common Mergansers and Pied-billed Grebes at Farmington Bay I was also able to photograph some American Coots that were nearby. Of course I can’t know what either coot was thinking so I am only speculating on why the chase ended here and didn’t continue on to an actual physical fight. This content is available for download via your institution's subscription.

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