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Waterbirds And Their Hybrids

Waterbirds And Their Hybrids

Please share pictures of waterbirds and their hybrids too! I created this mission after I spotted Hybrid after Hybrid. i was so fascinated! i also learned about the different Juvenile and breeding plumages of these birds and had a lot of fun seeing them bathing and splashing around in the water and dunking for food!

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Waterbirds And Their Hybrids
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The term water bird or waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Some definitions apply the term especially to birds in freshwater habitats, though others make no distinction from birds that inhabit marine environments. In addition, some water birds are more terrestrial or aquatic than others, and their adaptations will vary depending on their environment. These adaptations include webbed feet, bills and legs adapted to feed in water, and the ability to dive from the surface or the air to catch prey in water. Some examples of water birds are: Seabirds (marine birds) Shorebirds (waders, order Charadriiformes) Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, magpie geese, screamers) Grebes (order Podicipediformes) Loons (order Gaviiformes) Ciconiiformes (storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills and others) Pelecaniformes (pelicans and others) Flamingos (order Phoenicopteriformes) Some members of the order Gruiformes (including cranes and rails, crakes, coots and moorhens) Kingfishers (mainly the water kingfishers, sometimes the river kingfishers, and rarely the tree kingfishers)

Waterbirds And Their Hybrids

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Recent Spottings

Common Goldeneye StianWaaler 1 0 Common Goldeneye
White-throated Dipper StianWaaler 1 0 White-throated Dipper
American Coot CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 American Coot
Canada Goose (leucistic head) DavidMroczkowski 2 1 Canada Goose (leucistic head)
Snow Goose juvenile Emma 1 0 Snow Goose juvenile
Great Blue Heron wildlifewatcher 4 0 Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser Liam 140 77 Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser StianWaaler 2 0 Common Merganser
Pelagic Cormorant DonnaPomeroy 9 5 Pelagic Cormorant
Domestic Muscovy wildlifewatcher 4 7 Domestic Muscovy
Whooper Swan StianWaaler 2 0 Whooper Swan
Aleutian Cackling Goose KasiaGanderska-Someya 4 5 Aleutian Cackling Goose
Lesser Canada Goose Emma 2 2 Lesser Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron wildlifewatcher 19 9 Great Blue Heron
Gadwall birdingforfun 1 0 Gadwall
Mute Swan StianWaaler 3 1 Mute Swan
Herring Gull DonnaPomeroy 3 0 Herring Gull
Black-bellied Plover DonnaPomeroy 3 0 Black-bellied Plover
Domestic goose Ashok N Pulliyerengi 2 0 Domestic goose
(Female) Hybrid Duck CindyBinghamKeiser 3 3 (Female) Hybrid Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose wildlifewatcher 4 2 Greater White-fronted Goose
Double-crested Cormorant wildlifewatcher 4 2 Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Pintail DonnaPomeroy 7 5 Northern Pintail
Bufflehead (Male) wildlifewatcher 5 4 Bufflehead (Male)
Green Heron DonnaPomeroy 2 1 Green Heron
Great cormorant - kormorán velký MarkétaRysová 6 3 Great cormorant - kormorán velký
California Gull (First Winter) CindyBinghamKeiser 3 3 California Gull (First Winter)
Canada Goose wildlifewatcher 5 6 Canada Goose
American Black/ Mallard CarolSnowMilne 3 5 American Black/ Mallard
Muscovy Duckling wildlifewatcher 14 3 Muscovy Duckling
Northern Shoveler CindyBinghamKeiser 2 5 Northern Shoveler
(Juvenile) Mallard wildlifewatcher 1 0 (Juvenile) Mallard
Mallard duck male CarolSnowMilne 7 4 Mallard duck male
Mating Muscovies wildlifewatcher 0 1 Mating Muscovies
African goose wildlifewatcher 3 2 African goose
The Great White Egret (Breeding Plumage) wildlifewatcher 3 2 The Great White Egret (Breeding Plumage)
Canada Goose CarolSnowMilne 14 11 Canada Goose
Heron MarkétaRysová 5 2 Heron
American Coot Liam 2 6 American Coot
Canada Goose CindyBinghamKeiser 7 10 Canada Goose
Muscovy Duck Planter 1 0 Muscovy Duck
Snowy Egret Emma 12 25 Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron (juvenile) wildlifewatcher 6 4 Great Blue Heron (juvenile)
Common Merganser Emma 9 7 Common Merganser
The Great Egret Emma 15 15 The Great Egret
Common Merganser (Goosander) StianWaaler 1 0 Common Merganser (Goosander)
Spot-billed Pelican Ashok N Pulliyerengi 6 4 Spot-billed Pelican
Western Snowy Plover DonnaPomeroy 4 1 Western Snowy Plover
Great Cormorant StianWaaler 1 0 Great Cormorant
Pied-billed Grebe Birding For Fun 3 1 Pied-billed Grebe

Recently joined

AyaanKhan CoastalJHawk amymcgonagle DonnaPomeroy
MarCAT JoyYoung Stian Waaler KarenSaxton
DavidMroczkowski Ashok N Pulliyerengi KasiaGanderska-Someya Carol Snow Milne
LuisStevens Birding For Fun Planter p.young713
wildlifewatcher Liam HemaShah Aydan Rangel
Nina Miller
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