Marshland Birds Shape Identification
Most water birds seldom go far from wetlands. Those
like Gulls that do can be easily recognized by their shape.
Water Birds Include:
- Aerialists like Gulls have long slender wings.
They fly long distances and you can see them scanning
the water or shore for food.
- Swimmers such as ducks have wide bodies and
webbed feet. Their flight is swift and direct. On
the water their profile is easily recognizable.
- Shorebirds such as Sandpipers and Plovers can
be seen on beaches or shores probing for food.
Many have long slender legs for wading and slender
bills for probing.
- Upland Water birds such as Kingfishers may be
seen on a perch waiting to dive for fish.