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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes


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The waterfowl are a very successful order of 152 species. They can be found worldwide except for Antarctica. As their name suggests, waterfowl are mainly aquatic birds. They have special characteristics for life in the water, like broad bodies easier floating, medium to long necks for catching food underwater, and shorter legs with webbed feet for more efficient swimming.
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