Anatidae

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Anatidae

family of aquatic birds, including the ducks, geese and swans.
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Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild water fowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness.
Bird flu, or avian influenza (AI), is an infectious viral disease striking birds, especially wild water fowl such as ducks and geese, as infected birds often display no apparent signs of illness, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
There is an abundance of water fowl living on the shores and islands of the lake, with occasional visits by ospreys.
They are conscientious about creating wildlife habitat with diverse vegetation, nesting platforms, and amenities for the water fowl around and in many of their ponds.
They were not warned of their imminent displacement in favour of water fowl, nor were they suitably compensated and rehoused in advance, or provided with an alternative means of livelihood as agricultural land is destroyed.
Although we tend to think of them as fashion statements, they were bred for a utilitarian purpose--to retrieve water fowl.
Avian viruses bind and replicate in the cell lining of the gastrointestinal tract of duck and water fowl (Nicholson et al.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio, researchers led by Columbia University scientist Simon Anthony say they've traced the seal deaths to a new strain of influenza related to a strain that's been passed among water fowl since 2002.
The loons are not the northern water fowl that Canadian money is named after, but--as in harmless lunatics--oddballs and strange events Pingree encountered in his study of history and mythology.
Local resident Neville Layhe said: "The three-acre lake is now a puddle, about 6 feet by 4 feet and the 12 remaining water fowl are now condemned to death by dehydration and starvation.
And, during the winter, more than 100,000 waders and 20,000 water fowl make it their home.
The flower gardens are a joy, the lake, with its boats and its water fowl, the greenhouses, the tennis courts, the bowling greens, the bathing pool, the tea house and rose gardens combine to charm all who give themselves time to see the beauty of the place.