Freshwater lake in the high Andes.
Freshwater Lakes and Ponds
Freshwater lakes and ponds refer to the portion of water or water without emerging vegetation. Freshwater lakes and ponds are found from sea level to the high Andes. Vegetation at the edges of freshwater lakes and ponds varies from extensive areas of emerging vegetation along the littoral zones or none at all, particularly on high altitude lakes.
Oxbow lake in Manu National Park, Peru. Photo: Nestor Ccacya.
A coastal lagoon in Peru.
See more Neotropical bird habitats.
- Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.