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  • Sander vitreus

    Walleye

    The walleye has a long, stocky body. It is olive brown, flecked with dark yellow on the back and paler yellow on the flanks.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Percidae
  • Buccinum undatum

    Waved whelk

    The soft body of the waved whelk is white, spotted with black. It is covered with a whorled cream-coloured shell. The head of this marine snail bears two antennae.

    Class
    Gasteropoda
    Order
    Caenogastropoda
    Family
    Buccinidae
  • Numenius phaeopus

    Whimbrel

    This is a large shore bird with a long, sharp beak that curves downwards. It can be identified by its brown colour and striped head.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Catostomus commersonii

    White sucker

    This sturdy fish has a cylindrical body and a sucking mouth with fleshy lips. Its back is brassy brown and its flanks are streaked with silver.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Cypriniformes
    Family
    Catostomidae
  • Zonotrichia leucophrys

    White-crowned sparrow

    This bird may be distinguished from the white-throated sparrow (which also has a black and white crown) by its slightly larger size and paler, rosy or yellowish bill, and by the absence of both a y

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Fringillidae
  • Dendrocygna viduata

    White-faced whistling duck

    Whistling ducks look like big ducks, but in fact are biologically much closer to geese and swans.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Zonotrichia albicollis

    White-throated sparrow

    This sparrow has a grey breast, a white throat and a yellow spot between its eye and bill. The stripes on its head may be buff and brown or black and white.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidae
  • Momotus momota

    Whooping motmot

    The body of the whooping motmot is green on the top and reddish brown or, in Ecuador, greenish brown underneath. One to three teardrop-shaped black marks are visible on the throat.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Coraciiformes
    Family
    Momotidae
  • Pseudopleuronectes americanus

    Winter flounder

    The winter flounder is an oblong laterally compressed flatfish. Its two eyes are set on the right side of its head, or the top side of its body.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Pleuronectiformes
    Family
    Pleuronectidae
  • Leucoraja ocellata

    Winter skate

    This skate has a rounded snout.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae