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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.


American Coot

The American coot is a duck-like bird. Get to know the American coot at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Canada Goose

The Canadian goose is very common. Learn more about the Canada goose at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Mallard Duck

Mallards can be found in ponds, lakes and marshes. Learn more about the mallard duck at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Duck Quiz

The Ultimate Duck Quiz

A duck flies well and swims gracefully, but is awkward on land. Take this quiz and learn more about ducks, which can be found almost everywhere. See more »

Why do geese mate for life?

Why do geese mate for life?

Geese mate for life in order to have help raising offspring and protecting the nest. Learn why geese mate for life but aren't necessarily faithful. See more »