Aside from the swans mentioned in the last post, there are a number of other waterfowl that frequent the lagoon at Stanley Park. One of them is the American Coot, Fulica americana, with a length of 15.5 inches, a wingspan of 24 inches and a weight of 1.4 pounds (650 g). It's an odd-looking bird to say the least. It looks like a beginner's trial at creating a waterbird: well, let's take a round body, add a short neck, a small head with an odd beak and attach some strange feet and see what it will do! Here you have the result. Click on the images and take a closer look.