From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waterfowl \Wa"ter*fowl`\, n.
   Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers,
   lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used
   also collectively.
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   Note: Of aquatic fowls, some are waders, or furnished with
         long legs; others are swimmers, or furnished with
         webbed feet.
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