The order Anseriformes
contains about 150 living species of birds All species in the order are web-footed for efficient swimming and have a large wide bill with a specialized tongue that allows water to be sucked in the front of the bill. An array of plates traps food particles as the water is expelled out the sides of the bill. Not all species feed this way, some graze on plants and some also catch fish.
Anseriformes has 3 familes, but almost all of the species belong to Anatidae
: dabbling ducks
, diving ducks
, sea duck
: stiff-tailed ducks
, whistling ducks
: magpie goose
Other species resemble the waterfowl of Anseriformes.
Order Gaviiformes, Family Gaviidae
Order Gruiformes, Family Rallidae
: coots, moorhens
, crakes, rails
Order Podicipediformes, Family Podicipedidae