anseriform bird


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Noun1.anseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birdsanseriform bird - chiefly web-footed swimming birds  
water bird, waterbird, waterfowl - freshwater aquatic bird
Anseriformes, order Anseriformes - ducks; geese; swans; screamers
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
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(10) Beak injuries are also commonly seen in wild Anseriform birds, mainly as a result of predator attacks and strangulation with fishing lines." In waterfowl, such as ducks, geese, and swans, the beak is thin and soft (12,13); this may lead to a higher fracture rate consequent to traumatic incidents compared with other species.