This order includes 161 species in 48 genera, that occur around the world, except for the Anhimids that occur only in South America. They are a familiar form of birds as they frequent lakes an ponds near human recreational sites. Most of these birds are Semi-aquatic birds.

Family Common name Total number
Anhimidae Screamers 3 (2 genera)
Anseranatidae Magpie Goose 1 (1 genera)
Dendrocygnidae Whistling Ducks 9 (2 genera)
Anatidae Ducks, Geese, Swan 148 (43 genera)


Animal Diversity Web: Taxonomy of the Order

Hawaiian Nene: 'Saving the Nene'

By Rob Nelson

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