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Puerto Rico Jan/Feb 2012

From January 30 to February 04 2012 Sheridan Coffey and myself birded Puerto Rico - we rented a small car and birded without a guide, relying on trip reports found on the internet plus the recent book " A Birdwatcher's Guide to Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Caymans".

Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea: At Laguna Cartagena in the southwest we only saw one Coot - a Caribbean. At Humacao we had better luck, with at least 15 coots - most of them Caribbeans but a few American Coots also. These photos were taken at Humacao::

An adult with a large chick:

I presume this image to show an American Coot between two Caribbean Coots - but I found it hard to be sure of a couple of individuals, as they seemed to be in-between in terms of bill shield shape/extent... :