Brackish marshes in northwest Peru. Photo: Segundo Crespo.
Saltwater and Brackish Marshes
Saltwater and brackish marshes are found in estuaries that border saltwater shores as well as in areas with coastal freshwater bodies of water subject to coastal tides. In both cases, these marshes are largely populated by sedges and bulrushes (Scirpus spp.) that often form extensive bands along the coast or other bodies of water.
Brackish marsh in northwest 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.