Interesting cool random duck facts – Animal facts

Interesting cool random duck facts – Animal facts

Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Let’s check out our list of interesting cool random duck facts to know more about mallard duck, duck breeds, wild ducks, duck species, duck eggs.

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Random facts about duck #1 The duck is a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. They are related to swans and geese. #2 Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both fresh water and sea water and found on every continent except for Antarctica. #3 A male duck is called a drake, a female duck a hen, and a baby duck a duckling. #4 Ducks are omnivores. They feed on aquatic plants, small fish, insects, worms, grubs and more. People often feed domesticated ducks bread. #5 Diving ducks and sea ducks search for food fairly deep underwater. To be able to stay underwater more easily, diving ducks are quite heavy. #6 Dabbling ducks feed on the surface of water, on land, or by ducking their head underwater. Along the edge of their beak is a comb-like structure called a pecten, that enables them to hold slippery food and filter nutrients out of the water. #7 A common urban legend is that a ducks quack does not echo. This has however, been proven to be false. #8 Ducks are curious and friendly creatures they have been domesticated as pets and farm animals for more than 500 years. All domestic ducks are descended from either the Mallard or the Muscovy duck. #9 The most common and recognised species of duck is the Mallard or Wild duck. It is a dabbling duck that lives in the Americas, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. #10 The male Mallard has a glossy green head, grey wings and belly, while the female has a brown-speckled plumage. Mallard ducks have a moulting season, they are vulnerable during this time as the moulting stops them flying. Check out amazing facts about animals and baby giraffe

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