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Waterfowl

Waterfowl, which include ducks, geese and swans, are fowl that live in and around water. Most are strong swimmers with medium to large bodies.

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American Coot

The American coot is a slate-gray, duck-like bird. Its bill is white with a dark reddish ring just before the tip.


Duck, Duck, Booze: Bird Herds Handle Pest Control at South African Winery

A South African winery is employing a band of feathered guards to protect from invaders, and these runner ducks are eating up the enemy. See more »

How North Korea Being Bad for People Is Good for Birds

Compared to nearby coastal Asian regions, North Korea's shoreline is relatively underdeveloped. That's been a boon for migratory birds — and the humans who watch them. See more »

The American coot is a slate-gray, duck-like bird. Its bill is white with a dark reddish ring just before the tip. See more »

When you think of geese, the Canadian variety probably comes to mind. These large water birds are endemic to North America and their V-shaped migratory formations can be seen in the skies each fall and spring. See more »

Mallards can be found in ponds, lakes and marshes. Read on to learn more about this bird. See more »

Why do geese mate for life?

Geese don't exchange vows or rings, but they do search for their lifelong mate. However, are geese really faithful, or do they take a gander at the opposite sex? See more »