Baby Birdorable: American Coot

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the American Coot. Now, I have to admit that baby coots may not be cute in any conventional sense, but seeing a little family together is heartwarming, and the tender way in which the parents care for their offspring certainly is all kinds of cute. Don't you agree?

Newly hatched American Coot chick with Mum.....1 of 4
Newly hatched American Coot chick with Mum.....1 of 4 by Alan Vernon
Feeding Time
Feeding Time by mtetcher
New Family
New Family by organicpixel
Miquelon Lake, Alberta
Miquelon Lake, Alberta by Bern's Pics
american-coot-chicks-6-4-07_F by mikebaird
Precious Pair
Precious Pair by grandmasandy+chuck
American Coot with Chicks
American Coot with Chicks by Langooney
American Coot Feeding Chick
American Coot Feeding Chick by Ṁ‽ǩ€ §ρ!и@Ä·
Coot & Chick
"Coot & Chick by d.r.garvin
American Coot Chick (2)
American Coot Chick (2) by Rita Wiskowski

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable American Coot t-shirts & gifts!


NatureFootstep Birds on August 9, 2010 at 4:47 AM wrote:
those chicks are so ugly that they become sweet. :) A lot of good shots here. I never managed to get so close, and in the nest..never. :)
Ann Griffith on May 26, 2016 at 8:25 PM wrote:
Nature is amazing, these chicks are so ugly their cuties.
Louise Warner on February 8, 2017 at 6:17 PM wrote:
it's so coot!
Spurwing Plover on May 22, 2022 at 4:11 PM wrote:
Also known as Mud Hens also the name of Toledos Minor League Baseball team
Spurwing Plover on May 25, 2022 at 6:41 AM wrote:
I saw a film showing these two European Coots using a discarded plastic Soda Bottle a float for their nest
Spurwing Plover on December 17, 2022 at 8:16 AM wrote:
Their toes are lobed like a Grebes are

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