family Anatidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swansfamily Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
genus Tadorna, Tadorna - sheldrakes
genus Oxyura, Oxyura - ruddy duck
Bucephala, genus Bucephala - buffleheads and goldeneyes
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
Aix, genus Aix - wood duck and mandarin duck
Cairina, genus Cairina - a genus of Anatidae
genus Somateria, Somateria - eider ducks
Merginae, subfamily Merginae - mergansers and closely related diving birds
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Anser, genus Anser - typical geese
Branta, genus Branta - wild geese
Anserinae, subfamily Anserinae - used in some classifications for the swans
genus Coscoroba - a genus of Anatidae
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
genus Cygnus, Cygnus - a genus of Anatidae
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belongs to class Aves, order Anseriformes and family Anatidae. Five duck species are resident in Pakistan and Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) is one of those.
Influenza A viruses (I A Vs) and avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) are important pathogens of poultry worldwide, and both commonly occur in wild waterfowl, especially ducks in the family Anatidae. Although wood ducks (Aix sponsa) are members of the Anatidae, their behavior differs from most other species in this family, which could affect the transmission of IAVs and APMVs.
The overall prevalence of AIV was [approximately equal to] 11%, and most viruses (86%) were detected in dabbling ducks (family Anatidae) (8).
Groups of unidentified waterbirds were all composed of various duck species belonging to the family Anatidae. This information was used to create a database of the species regularly observed at Poyang Lake.
Suru, "Association between outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 and migratory waterfowl (family anatidae) populations," Zoonoses and Public Health, vol.
Apart from the historically primary general sense 'a swimming bird of the genus Anas and kindred genera of the family Anatidae', duck has also been used in more specific senses, for example, it is currently employed in the meaning 'the female of the fowl, the male being the drake' (14th > 21st centuries), and in the 18th century there developed the sense 'the flesh of this fowl'.

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