Ducks are birds that are commonly known as waterfowl because they spend so much time around places with water. They are usually found in ponds, streams, and rivers. The body of the duck is broad, elongated, and they are also relatively long-necked. The body shape of the ducks varies somewhat from this in being more rounded. They eat a diversity of food sources such as grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, small amphibians, worms, and small mollusks.
- Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both freshwater and seawater.
- Ducks can be found on every continent except for Antarctica.
- Ducks can live from 2-12 years, depending on species.
- Ducks have featured as popular cartoon characters over the years, such as Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Warner Brothers, Daffy Duck.
- Ducks can sleep with one eye open
- Ducks have highly waterproof feathers
- Ducks have a particular counter-current blood vessel system in their feet/legs so their feet will not feel cold.
Drake: A male duck.
Hen: A female duck.
Duckling: A baby duck.
Raft: A group of ducks.
Mating: The action of animals coming together to breed