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Freshwater Birds

Fast Facts
  • Waterfowl are birds in the family Anatidae, you might know them as ducks, geese, and swans

    • Webbed feet help waterfowl be strong swimmers

  • You might see other birds in and around freshwater wetlands, rivers and streams - how do you know they aren't waterfowl?

  • The different body shapes of different birds help them to feed in different ways - try observing the birds next time you see them!

Scaup by Bernard Spragg

Scaup, by Bernard Spragg @Flickr

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