Ducks, geese and swans

Anatidae

Taxonomy Version: IOC 10.2
family
Taxonomy Ranking
Level Rank Scientific Name
Ducks, geese and swans are adapted for swimming, either floating on the surface or diving. Most have webbed feet set well back on the elongated body, and waterproof feathers. Most are herbivorous, and many are strong fliers that undertake lengthy migrations. In many species, the male is brightly coloured. Many species are kept for ornamental or culinary purposes and, as a consequence, escaped or feral birds and hybrids are often encountered.
  • Long-tailed Duck - Lancashire © Tony Conway

  • Long-tailed Duck - Lancashire © Alan Forrest

  • Long-tailed Duck - Lancashire © Alan Forrest

  • Long-tailed Duck - West Yorkshire © Peter Thomson

  • Long-tailed Duck - West Yorkshire © Edward Wiper

  • Long-tailed Duck - Britain © Steven Carey

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Scientific Name English Name Rank Rarity (UK) Image
Other Information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatidae
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