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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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marsh

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

Flat, wetland area, devoid of peat, saturated by moisture during one or more seasons. Typical vegetation includes grasses, sedges, reeds

wetland

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 72 words.

Ecosystem where the water table lies close to the surface for much of the year. Wetlands include bogs, marshes, swamps

coot

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 41 words.

Aquatic bird of freshwater marshes. Related to the rails, it is a strong swimmer and diver. All coots have

United Arab Emirates

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 568 words.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a union of seven small Arab emirates (or sheikhdoms). Swamps and salt marshes border

rail

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 35 words.

Slender, long-legged marsh bird. Rails are shy, generally nocturnal, and often emit melodious calls. They lay 8–15 eggs in a

peregrine falcon

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 43 words.

Crow-sized, grey, black and white bird of prey. It inhabits craggy open country or rocky coastlines and marshes or

ibis

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

Tropical lagoon and marsh wading bird with long, down-curved bill, long neck and lanky legs. Closely related to the spoonbill

bittern

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 44 words.

Rare, solitary, heron-like wading bird with a characteristic booming call found in marshes. A heavy-bodied bird, it is brownish with

stork

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 57 words.

Long‐legged wading bird that lives along rivers, lakes, and marshes in temperate and tropical regions, often nesting in colonies in

bulrush

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 41 words.

Grass-like plant of the sedge family, found in marshes or beside water in Europe, Africa and North America. The common

shoebill stork

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 49 words.

Tall, wading bird found in papyrus marshes of tropical ne Africa. It has a shoe‐shaped bill with a sharp hook,