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Australian Waterbird

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Australian Waterbird

Australian waterbird species is a diverse and beautiful group of birds. It includes ducks, grebes, herons, egrets, Ibises, swans and spoonbills, amongst many others. They are widespread throughout Australia, often inhabiting urban areas around inner-city lakes, rivers and wetlands. They also feed in paddocks, particularly after flooding.

Even though they tend to inhabit brackish water, healthy water bodies are essential for the survival of these birds. Their breeding habits are heavily impacted by environmental conditions. Pollution and disturbance to nesting habits and loss of habitat threaten their survival.

Explore our Australian waterbird images species information including descriptions, habitat, diet and breeding habits to learn more about these beautiful birds.

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