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Australian bird habitats: saltmarsh

Description of habitat

Saltmarshes offer various aquatic waders and fish hunters an ideal hunting ground, with prey to be found in the saltwater and in the soil below. In some respects they are similar to intertidal wetlands, but in saltmarshes the water is always saline.

Bird species found in this type of habitat or plant

This is not necessarily a complete list. We display here some examples of bird species found by us in this kind of habitat or plant. Hover your cursor on thumbnails to see names of species; click on thumbnail to go to the page describing the species.

Photos

Wide-angle view of a saltmarsh at the confluence of the Manning River near Old Bar, NSW

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