Its breeding range extends from the western United States south through Mexico, as well as from southeastern Brazil and southeastern Bolivia south to central Argentina, and along the coast of central Chile.
Coots flaunt remarkable “fissipalmate” feet, which means their toes are lobed. This adaptation is useful both to propel the bird while swimming and to help it move over soft, uneven surfaces. They have strong legs and can walk and run vigorously.
Cordon blue finches (male has red cheeks). * * " MALE FINCH: " It's a wonderful life;" FEMALE FINCH: " Oh yeah, wunnaful. I haz to lay de eggs and feed screamin' beaks while you fly around to yer little birdie heart's content.