A forestlike habitat found in the tropics along muddy coasts and river mouths. It is formed by mangrove trees, which are adapted to grow with their roots immersed in saltwater. Mangrove swamps are an important area of breeding seabirds, herons and egrets.
^Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN1564582957. CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link)
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