The tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) is a small swan with two taxa found in the northern hemisphere. These taxa are often considered to be the same species, but are sometimes split into two species: Bewick's swan (Cygnus bewickii) and the whistling swan (C. columbianus). Bewick’s … [Read more...]
Did you know that the Anatidae family contains some of the most well-known birds in the world?
Ducks, geese, and swans are all part of this family, and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
These birds are known for their graceful movements and beautiful feathers.
Ducks are the most common waterfowl bird. They are found on every continent except Antarctica and are known for their graceful movements and beautiful feathers. Ducks come in a variety of colors, and they can be seen swimming in ponds, lakes, and rivers. They are herbivores, and they typically eat aquatic plants and seeds.
Geese are another common waterfowl bird. They are found on every continent except Antarctica and are known for their long necks and pointed beaks. Geese typically eat grasses, grains, and small invertebrates. They are monogamous, and both the male and female take care of the eggs and young.
Swans are the largest waterfowl bird. They are found on every continent except Antarctica and are known for their beautiful feathers, calm demeanor, and loud call. Swans can be either white or black, and they typically live near ponds and lakes. They are herbivores, and they eat aquatic plants and seeds.
The Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a duck that can be found in many parts of the world. It is a medium-sized duck, and males are easily recognizable by their bright green heads and chest. They use their shovel-shaped bill to filter food from the water, and they are known for their … [Read more...]
The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) is a species of goose native to North America. It breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and spend winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through … [Read more...]
Ducks are birds. Ducks are also called 'Waterfowl' because they are normally found in places where there is water like ponds, streams and rivers.Ducks are related to Geese and Swans in the Anatidae family. Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water … [Read more...]
The Bean Goose is a rare winter visitor to Britain. There are two regular wintering flocks of Taiga Bean Goose, in the Yare Valley, Norfolk and the Avon Valley, Scotland. A formerly regular flock in Dumfries and Galloway no longer occurs there. Tundra Bean Goose has no regular … [Read more...]