Wyoming Wildlife - Waterfowl (plus Grebes & Coot!)

Wyoming's waterfowl belong to the order Anseriformes whose members include the swans, geese and ducks. (I threw in a few grebes and a coot because they fit nicely with this section.) These birds are strong swimmers and their feet are completely webbed (or merely lobbed as with the grebes and coots). Their diet is varied. Those that feed on fish have bills with serrated margins (Common Merganser) and those that prefer vegetation may be grazers (Canada Goose), dippers (Mallard) or divers (Common Goldeneye).

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Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan Video Clip

Canada Goose

Canada Goose Video Clip


Mallard No Clip

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler Video Clip

Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck Video Clip

Wood Duck

Wood Duck Video Clip

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser Video Clip

Common Merganser

Common Merganser No Clip

Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck Video Clip

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck Video Clip

Barrow's Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye Video Clip

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye Video Clip

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal Video Clip

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal No Clip

Western Grebe

Western Grebe Video Clip

Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe Video Clip

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe Video Clip

American Coot

American Coot Video Clip