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Anseriformes is an order containing ducks, geese, and swans.
 
Anseriformes is an order containing ducks, geese, and swans.
 
==Anseriformes==  
 
==Anseriformes==  
The family anatidae consists of medium-sized to large waterbirds, including ducks, geese, and swans. There are 14 species in this family on the Official Bird List. Most members of this family are distinguished by large, horizontally flattened bills, longs necks, short tales, and webbed feet
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The family Anatidae consists of medium-sized to large waterbirds, including ducks, geese, and swans. There are 14 species in this family on the Official Bird List. Most members of this family are distinguished by large, horizontally flattened bills, longs necks, short tales, and webbed feet. They have lammelae in their bills which aids in filter feeding. Young of this family are precocial. These birds have often been used for hunting and food. The feathers are used to stuff beds, pillows, etc.
 
===Ducks===
 
===Ducks===
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Ducks are a mostly aquatic assemblage of sub-families of Anatidae. Ducks differ from geese and swans in several ways. They are smaller, have shorter necks, exhibit sexual dimorphism, do not exhibit strong  pair bonding, and have nostrils placed higher on their bills. Ducks have a structure on the side of their beak that serves as a comb to filter food and aid in preening. Ducks either dabble or dive. Diving ducks swim below the surface to forage. Dabbling ducks feed on the surface of water and stick their heads underwater to collect vegetation near the surface.
 
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|{{bird|cname=Black-bellied Whistling Duck|image=Whistling_duck_in_flight.jpeg|species=Dendrocygna autumnalis|hab=Freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes|diet=Plants, seeds, and invertebrates|cons=lc}}
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||{{bird|cname=Wood Duck|image=wood duck.jpg|species=Aix sponsa|hab=Freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes|diet=Seeds, fruits, invertebrates|cons=lc}}
 
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|{{bird|cname=Mallard|image=mallard.png|species=Anas platyrhynchos|hab=Freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes|diet=Plants, arthropods, and aquatic invertebrates|cons=lc|voice=http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/Song/h2730so.mp3}}
||{{bird|cname=Black-bellied Whistling Duck|image=Whistling_duck_in_flight.jpeg|species=Dendrocygna autumnalis|hab=Freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes|diet=Plants, arthropods, and aquatic invertebrates|cons=lc}}
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||{{bird|cname=Cinnamon Teal|image=cin teal.jpg|species=Anas cyanoptera|hab=Wetlands|diet=Plants, seeds, and invertebrates|cons=lc}}
 
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===Geese===
 
===Geese===

Revision as of 03:31, 5 September 2010

Anseriformes is an order containing ducks, geese, and swans.

Anseriformes

The family Anatidae consists of medium-sized to large waterbirds, including ducks, geese, and swans. There are 14 species in this family on the Official Bird List. Most members of this family are distinguished by large, horizontally flattened bills, longs necks, short tales, and webbed feet. They have lammelae in their bills which aids in filter feeding. Young of this family are precocial. These birds have often been used for hunting and food. The feathers are used to stuff beds, pillows, etc.

Ducks

Ducks are a mostly aquatic assemblage of sub-families of Anatidae. Ducks differ from geese and swans in several ways. They are smaller, have shorter necks, exhibit sexual dimorphism, do not exhibit strong pair bonding, and have nostrils placed higher on their bills. Ducks have a structure on the side of their beak that serves as a comb to filter food and aid in preening. Ducks either dabble or dive. Diving ducks swim below the surface to forage. Dabbling ducks feed on the surface of water and stick their heads underwater to collect vegetation near the surface.

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Image Whistling duck in flight.jpeg
Species Dendrocygna autumnalis
Habitat Freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes
Diet Plants, seeds, and invertebrates
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice No Required Call











Wood Duck
Image Wood duck.jpg
Species Aix sponsa
Habitat Freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes
Diet Seeds, fruits, invertebrates
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice No Required Call











Mallard
Image Mallard.png
Species Anas platyrhynchos
Habitat Freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes
Diet Plants, arthropods, and aquatic invertebrates
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice Call











Cinnamon Teal
Image Cin teal.jpg
Species Anas cyanoptera
Habitat Wetlands
Diet Plants, seeds, and invertebrates
Conservation LC.png Least concern.
Voice No Required Call











Geese