Flooded grasslands are the half grassland, half wetland typified by the Florida Everglades, the marshes of Southern Iraq and the Pantanal of Brazil. They may be permanently or seasonally flooded, which has an obvious effect on what kinds of plant and animal species found here. This type of wetland area is of particular value to bird life, so bird populations – both local species and migrants – are often high in numbers.
Timing is everything in the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland.
The wetland is in a constant flux between flooding in the wet season and drying out in the summer heat that leaves only a narrow band of time when the water is clear enough to film. Go too close to the end of the rainy season and the flooded water is still too stirred up, go too late and the water levels have dropped too far down.
Ecozones where this habitat is found
Other Terrestrial habitats
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