A list of aquatic birds includes penguins, auks, puffins, ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, herons, egrets, cormorants, phalaropes, plovers, avocets, curlews, godwits, ruddy turnstones, yellowlegs, redshanks, sanderlings, gallinules, moorhens, coots, limpkins, spoonbills, scarlet ibises, pelicans, white storks, hamerkops, frigatebirds, anhingas, gannets, pelicans, boobies, petrels, shearwaters, tropicbirds, fulmars, prions, albatrosses, cranes, African finfoots, sunbitterns, spoonbills, skuas, jacanas and jaegers. Aquatic birds are birds that live on or near bodies of water.Know More
Godwits are birds with long legs and long, upturned bills with which they wade through muddy water and snatch up insects and worms. The marbled godwit is found on the west coast of the United States from Alaska down to the Gulf of Mexico.
The common redshank is found in Europe and Asia, from Iceland east to Western Europe, east to Russia and into southeast Asia. Its long, red legs give it its name, though its somewhat drab plumage makes for good camouflage in the wetlands where it lives.
Ruddy turnstones are found at shorelines all over the world. They find food in fronds of seaweed and use their bills to flip over stones to find insects, crustaceans and other marine invertebrates.
The hamerkop gets its name from its hammer-shaped head. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, it feeds on small animals at the edges of lakes, rivers and marshes.Learn more about Birds
The life expectancy of a bird depends on the species of bird. Environment also plays a role in the expected life span.Full Answer >
Birds are neither mammals (they don't have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles.Full Answer >
Birds migrate to mate, search for food, escape harsh weather, evade predators and to flee from diseases. Birds also migrate to raise their young in a safe environment.Full Answer >
Birds eat all kinds of plant and animal matter. This includes seeds, pollen and fruit, insects, fish, other birds and small mammals such as mice, rats and voles. They also eat snakes, lizards, frogs and invertebrates.Full Answer >