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Animal Diversity Web - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Fulica americana (American coot)
"Fulica americana is an omnivorious species. It will eat small aquatic
animals (fish or tadpoles), insects, and vegetation found in the pond.
Coots have the ability to dive after its food, much like ducks."
Bird Web - American Coot
"Opportunistic feeders, coots eat mostly plant material but will also
feed on small fish, tadpoles, snails, worms, insects, and eggs of
American Coot - Fulica americana
Omnivorous, eating aquatic plants, grasses, seeds, insects,
earthworms, small fish, tadpoles, snails, eggs, and fruits and
american Coots eat fish
American Coot Fulica Americana