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Marsh Birds

Oiseaux des marais

Birds of North America

Bitterns, Cranes, Coot, Gallinule, Jacana, Limpkin, Moorhen, Rails, Sora & Swamphen


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An adult Virginia Rail feeding
in an open area of marsh at the Bill Mason's Refuge Centre close to the boardwalk, Dunrobin, Ontario,

There are different types of marsh birds seen in North America. The species include the American Coot, Common Moorhen, cranes, Limpkin, rails, Sora and Purple Swamphen.

Marsh Birds use their environment to the fullest. These skulking birds use the tall grasses and cattails as cover in their habitat. They are able to move about most times, totally unnoticed.

Most marsh birds have long toes with the ability to walk or run if necessary, on top of the plant life seen on the surface of the water. Other birds such as the American Coot prefer marsh waters deep enough to be able to swim on the surface and reach down into the water in search of its food.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds