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ducks, geese, and swans


Almost all the birds in the order Anseriformes are in the family Anatidae. This family includes ducks, geese, and swans . These well-known water birds can be recognized by their large size and their webbed feet.

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. "Anatidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 18, 2024 at

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