Data about <i>Aix sponsa</i>

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Distribution

 
native range includes
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United States (USA)
US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
 
latitude min
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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18.21 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
latitude max
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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44.85 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude min
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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-97.8 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude max
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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-65.4 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
geographic distribution includes
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Allegheny Highlands forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests
  • Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Appalachian_mixed_mesophytic_forests
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Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests
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Atlantic coastal pine barrens
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Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves
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Bermuda subtropical conifer forests
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Blue Mountains forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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British Columbia mainland coastal forests
  • British Columbia mainland coastal forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/British_Columbia_mainland_coastal_forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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California Central Valley grasslands
  • California Central Valley grasslands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/California_Central_Valley_grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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California coastal sage and chaparral
  • California coastal sage and chaparral
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/California_coastal_sage_and_chaparral
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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California interior chaparral and woodlands
  • California interior chaparral and woodlands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/California_interior_chaparral_and_woodlands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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California montane chaparral and woodlands
  • California montane chaparral and woodlands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/California_montane_chaparral_and_woodlands
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Cascade Mountains leeward forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Central and Southern Cascades forests
  • Central and Southern Cascades forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Central_and_Southern_Cascades_forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Central and Southern mixed grasslands
  • Central and Southern mixed grasslands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Central_and_Southern_mixed_grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Central forest-grasslands transition
  • Central forest-grasslands transition
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Central_forest-grasslands_transition
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Central Pacific coastal forests
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Central tall grasslands
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Central U.S. hardwood forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Chihuahuan desert
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Clark County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Colorado Plateau shrublands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Colorado Rockies forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Cowlitz County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Cuban cactus scrub
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Cuban dry forests
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Cuban moist forests
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Cuban pine forests
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Cuban wetlands
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East Central Texas forests
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Eastern Cascades forests
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Eastern forest-boreal transition
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Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests
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Edwards Plateau savanna
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Everglades
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Flint Hills tall grasslands
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Florida sand pine scrub
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Gulf of Maine
World Register of Marine Species  
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Gulf of Mexico
World Register of Marine Species  
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Gulf of St. Lawrence lowland forests
  • Gulf of St. Lawrence lowland forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Gulf_of_St._Lawrence_lowland_forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Klamath-Siskiyou forests
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Mid-Continental Canadian forests
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Middle Atlantic coastal forests
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Midwestern Canadian Shield forests
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Mississippi lowland forests
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Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands
  • Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Montana_Valley_and_Foothill_grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Nearctic
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Nebraska Sand Hills mixed grasslands
  • Nebraska Sand Hills mixed grasslands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Nebraska_Sand_Hills_mixed_grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Neotropical
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New England-Acadian forests
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North Central Rockies forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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North West Atlantic
World Register of Marine Species  
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Northeastern coastal forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Northern California coastal forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Northern mixed grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Northern short grasslands
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Northern tall grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Okanagan dry forests
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Ozark Mountain forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Palouse grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Pend Oreille County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Pierce County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Piney Woods forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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Puget lowland forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Sierra Nevada forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Skagit County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Snake-Columbia shrub steppe
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Sonoran desert
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest
  • Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Sonoran-Sinaloan_transition_subtropical_dry_forest
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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South Central Rockies forests
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South Florida rocklands
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Southeastern conifer forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Southeastern mixed forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Southern Great Lakes forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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Spokane County
Washington Bird Phenology  
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Tamaulipan mezquital
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Texas blackland prairies
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Upper Midwest forest-savanna transition
  • Upper Midwest forest-savanna transition
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Upper_Midwest_forest-savanna_transition
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Western Great Lakes forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Western Gulf Coastal grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Western short grasslands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Willamette Valley forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Wyoming Basin shrub steppe
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Yakima County
Washington Bird Phenology  

Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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50.5 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body length (VT) min
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47 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body length (VT) max
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54 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body mass max
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907 g female
Avian Mass Data  
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907 g male
Avian Mass Data  
 
body mass average
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600 g
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body mass min
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635 g
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body mass max
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681 g
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
body mass
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2.82 log10 grams
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
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448 g
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
wingspan average
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71.5 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
wingspan min
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70 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
wingspan max
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73 cm
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
sexual dimorphism
  • sexual dimorphism
    Sexual dimorphism is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. The prototypical example is for differences in characteristics of reproductive organs. Other possible examples are for secondary sex characteristics, body size and morphology, ornamentation and behavior.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Dimorphism
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male larger
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
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male more colorful
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
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sexes colored or patterned differently
  • sexes colored or patterned differently
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sexes_colored_or_patterned_differently
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
 
weight
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452.8 g adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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23.7 g neonate stage
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
primary diet
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eats seeds adult
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
 
habitat
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animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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bay
Environments - EOL project  
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canopy
Environments - EOL project  
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channel
  • channel
    The physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000395
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coniferous forest biome
  • coniferous forest biome
    A coniferous forest biome is a forest biome which contains densely packed populations or communities of coniferous trees, strongly limiting light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000196
Environments - EOL project  
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flood plain
  • flood plain
    An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000255
Environments - EOL project  
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flood plain
  • flood plain
    An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000255
Environments - EOL project  
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flood plain
  • flood plain
    An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000255
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
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fresh water
Environments - EOL project  
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freshwater habitat
  • freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
IUCN  
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hammock
  • hammock
    A patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000516
Environments - EOL project  
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lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
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Large river biome
Environments - EOL project  
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
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mixed forest biome
  • mixed forest biome
    A mixed forest biome is a forest biome which contains densely packed populations or communities of broadleaf and coniferous trees, strongly limiting light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000198
Environments - EOL project  
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plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
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plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
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plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
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pond
  • pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
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river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
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river valley
  • river valley
    A valley that contains, and has been formed by, a river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000171
Environments - EOL project  
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river valley
  • river valley
    A valley that contains, and has been formed by, a river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000171
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
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Small lake biome
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project