Animals living in the Shrub Dominated Wetlands habitat

A shrub dominated wetland is a swamp-like area where low brush and small trees have grown on higher areas that rise above the water level. This type of wetland is often flooded for a large portion of the year. Sometimes areas like this are created by a unique event, like a flood, fire, or windstorm. A shrub dominated wetland is often in a progressive stage, on its way to becoming a forested swamp with more established and larger vegetation growth. A variety of birds, mammals, and amphibians live in these shrub swamps. Black ducks and spotted turtles live part-time in the water, but also enjoy basking in the sun on the dry high spots, called hummocks. Osprey and heron nest in fallen trees in the shrub wetlands. The copperbelly and northern water snake live in the wetlands too, feeding on all the varieties of frogs that live there as well. As some shrub dominated wetlands are far from human populated areas, beavers are able to build their dams there without threat of destruction from development.


African clawless otter
Cameroon clawless otter
Wild cat
North american otter
La plata otter
Common otter
Speckle-throated otter
Hairy-nosed otter
Indian smooth-coated otter
Giant brazilian otter
Cross fox


African elephant


Macmillan's thicket rat
Lesser cane rat
Greater cane rat

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