Animals that can both swim and fly

 Northern Gannet

The northern gannet has a 7-foot wingspan. They can fly 40 mph. These birds dive 72 feet from towering cliffs. They utilise their eyesight and feet and wings to catch prey underwater.

American white Pelican

White pelicans have long beaks and neck pouches for catching fish. While not good at walking, these birds can fly over 24hrs and 100 miles. Their webbed feet and muscular legs make them good swimmers.

Magpie Geese

Magpie geese have a top speed of over 30 mph. These birds of North America can be found in or near saltwater and freshwater habitats. They use their webbed feet to propel themselves out of the water and guide their young.

Mallard Ducks 

Male Mallard ducks in the United States have green heads. Ducks travelling at 55 miles per hour. In order to feed close to the surface, they "duck dive," or thrust their buttocks into the air and stiffen their tail for leverage.

Pacific Gull

Pacific gulls are coastal scavengers. These birds consume mostly fish but also mussels and crabs. They can fly 50 feet above sea level and dive 40 feet when hunting. They row with webbed feet.

Atlantic Puffins

Their webbed feet help them dive 200 feet to hunt fish. They often dive and flow underwater  Atlantic puffins are stocky seabirds that look slow yet are exceptional flyers and swimmers.

American Dipper

A dipped can swim and dive up to 20 feet. They scavenge for aquatic invertebrates and fish eggs on the riverbed. They come up to the surface in search of insects. In the air, these birds catch insects.

Common Murre

Their powerful wings can fly underwater. Using quick wing beats, these birds can fly 50 mph while diving 100 feet. They spend most of their time flying or swimming and only nest on land.

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