Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Anseriformes — most ducks, swans and geese.

Etymologies

Anas +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Before yesterday, this was a trick most ducks thought was impossible, so you can bet there will be a lot of crowing or, more accurately, quacking about this on the various Anatidae forums.

    Duck and Cover: The Art of Appropriation

  • For a Hunter to plunge (to “DUCK!”) the whole body under water to avoid imminent and violent impact of a large waterfowl falling uncontrolled from high altitude of the family Anatidae this also includes geese impaled in flight with a projectile for foodI wonder if those ducks hitting the hunter was there last ditch effort for revenge!

    Bourjaily on Ducking and Covering

  • Ducks, geese, swans (Anatidae) and ostriches, kiwis and tinamous (Struthioniformes/ratites) all have penises.

    Boing Boing

  • Poaching and hunting pose a serious threat for Anatidae (waterfowl) species.

    Po Basin mixed forests

  • Numbers, composition and distribution of populations of Anatidae wintering in West Africa.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

  • The Peace-Athabasca Delta is an important area for migrant waterfowl including snow geese Anser caerulescens, white-fronted geese A. albifrons and Canada geese Branta canadensis, whistling swan Cygnus columbianus, diver Gavia spp., all seven species of North American grebe (Podicipedidae) and 25 species of duck (Anatidae).

    Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada

  • Flightlessness in steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres): its morphological bases and probable evolution.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Genetic differentiation among steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres): an electrophoretic analysis.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Anatidae migration in the Western Palearctic and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • The downy young of grey teal (Anatidae) with first descriptions of the ducklings of Madagascar teal Anas bernieri and Indonesian teal A. gibberifrons.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

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