: A set of photographs of American coots (latin name Fulica americana), which are found in marshy areas throughout Ohio, but especially in the northwestern part of the state. The duck-like birds grow to about fifteen inches. They are grayish-black with white beaks. The Toledo Mudhens baseball team is nicknamed for the coot, which is often referred to as a mud hen or marsh hen. The team took the name in 1896 when it played at Bay View Park. The park was surrounded by a swamp frequented by the birds. The photographs measure 3" x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3228_4435115_001 Subjects
: Plants and Animals; Birds; Ducks; Photography--Ohio Places