The canopies of cypress swamps and bayous of the southern coast of the United States are not as dense as Congolian swamps. This freshwater swamp, on the Creole Nature Trail in Louisiana, is home to this colorful glossy ibis.

Photograph by Ashley Burns, MyShot
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wetland Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. A wetland is an area of land that is either covered by water or saturated with water.