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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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)
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