Like all wetlands, Australia's saltwater marshes are home to a wide array of bird species, from raptors to wading birds. This swamp hen family feeds on soft hydrophytes such as reeds and grasses.

Photograph by Isla Swatten, 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.