The American Coot has a mostly dark grey or black body with the head being darker. the bill and face are white with a red spot on the forehead. Eyes are red.
Top three photos were taken at Mill Lake in Abbotsford, B.C. in 2010, 2011, 2012. Bottom photo taken at George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C. in March 2013.