Water Fowl | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Water Fowl

Anseriformes


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The term Water Fowl includes a number of species that can typically be found in and around water and wetlands. Generally medium to large birds with long necks and short bills, the Water Fowl family include Geese, Ducks, Swans, Mallards and more.

Native Range →

Present in every continent except Antarctica

Natural Habitat  →

Near bodies of water

Diet  →

Grains, molluscs, insects and plant material

Life Expectancy  →

Average 5 to 10 years

Breeding  →

Breeds near water/ponds

Group Name  →

Plump

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Hunting, environmental factors and climate change

Fun fact

There are species of ducks found worldwide on every continent except Antarctica.

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