Bird Coloring Page - Waterfowl Seabirds, Wading Birds and More

We have found realistic bird coloring page for various waterfowl, seabirds and wading bird species. If you want to see other species after looking at these, there are links at the bottom of the page for birds of prey, songbirds and gallinacious birds (i.e., pheasant, peacock, chicken, grouse).

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Waterfowl, Seabirds and Wading Birds

Order: Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Penguin with chickPenguin bird coloring page

Common features:

  • Web-footed marine swimmers

  • Wing modified into a thin, powerful paddle

  • Large keel

  • Scale-like feathers

Order: Pelecaniformes - Tropic Birds, Pelicans, Boobies, Gannets, Cormorants, Anhingas, Frigatebirds

Blue-footed Booby, Brown Pelican

Common features:

  • Four toes united in one web

  • Long beak

  • Nostrils rudimentary or absent

  • Possess a throat pouch (except tropic birds)

  • Fish-eating birds that often nest in large colonies

Order: Anseriformes - Ducks, Geese, Swans

Canada Goose, Nene (Hawaiian Goose)

Common Features:

  • Broadened bills containing many tacktel nerve endings and filtering ridges or "teeth" at margains

  • Short legs with webged feet

  • Body well supplied with down and oily feathers

  • Unspotted eggs

  • Precocial young (hatches out covered with down, legs well-developed, eyes open and alert, and is soon able to feed itself)

Order: Ciconiformes - Herons, Egrets, Storks (deep-water waders)

Flamingo, Heron, Stork

Common Features:

  • Long-necked and long-legged waders

  • Toes not webbed (except flamingos)

  • Often nest in colonies along shores or in marshes

Order: Charadriiformes - Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Auks, Puffins, etc.

Arctic Tern, Puffin

Common Features:

  • Toes usually webbed

  • Compact plumage

  • Strong fliers

  • Often colonial

  • Precocial young in most species

For other bird coloring pictures, click here for Birds of Prey, Gallinaceous Birds and Songbirds.

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Bird Coloring Pages - Main page with free bird coloring book

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Free Bird Coloring Pages - Birds of Prey (Falcons, Hawks, Owls)

Printable Bird Coloring Pages - Songbirds

Tweety Bird Coloring Pages - Everyone's favorite yellow canary

Bird Coloring Books - Professional, Artist-Illustrated

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