Wildfowl

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Falcated Duck at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands centre, Gloucestershire, England

Wildfowl or (especially in North America) waterfowl, also waterbirds, is the collective term for the approximately 147 species of swans, geese and ducks, classified in the order Anseriformes, family Anatidae. Wildfowl usually live on wetlands. Many species are hunted, and some are kept for ornamental purposes.

See Anatidae for classification and names.

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A large group of ducks at Narrabeen Lake, Sydney, Australia

Places to see captive and/or wild waterfowl in the United Kingdom

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Some wildfowl in Tarbes, France

Places to see captive and/or wild waterfowl in the United States

See also

nl:Zwemvogels

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