Examples of waterfowl in a Sentence
The lake is a refuge for migrating waterfowl.
Recent Examples of waterfowl from the Web
By land, sea and marsh, the numbers show that a chart-buster era for fish, whales, wildlife and waterfowl has arrived in the Bay Area, California and — in some cases — across North America.
Mashpee police are searching for a boater who allegedly crashed a vessel into a swan last month at a local pond, in what a witness said was an intentional act that ultimately killed the waterfowl, according to law enforcement officials.
When the word gained popularity in the United States, it was meant to differentiate hunters who did not earn an income from their hunting activity from market hunters, who decimated the waterfowl, buffalo and passenger pigeon populations for profit.
Along with serving as breeding and migration habitats for waterfowl, wetlands serve as nature’s filtration system, Sebastian said.
Ray and Willughby divided birds into landfowl and waterfowl and then, on the basis of anatomical details like beaks, feet or body size, into successive subdivisions.
These gardens also will have turtle logs and a waterfowl box.
But that looks to possibly change over coming days, improving the odds for those fawns, their parents and many other wildlife species including quail, turkey and the state’s resident waterfowl.
And even then, the village will continue to discourage people from feeding the wild waterfowl.
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WATERFOWL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waterfowl for English Language Learners
: a duck or similar bird that swims and lives in or near water
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