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DUCK Facts for Children – Information About Ducks for Kids – Learn About Ducklings | Kiddopedia

October 19, 2019

What do ducks eat? Can ducks fly? How long do ducks live? Have you heard ducks
quaking? Let us learn about ducks. Ducks are birds. They are related to Geese
and Swans. Ducks are smaller than their relatives. They
also have shorter necks and wings and a stout body. Ducks are found in wetlands, marshes, ponds,
rivers, lakes and oceans. Because they simply love the water. This is the reason why they are also called
Waterfowl. Ducks are found everywhere in the world except
Antarctica. It is too cold for them there. Ducks are omnivores. They eat water plants,
worms, grain, seeds, nuts, fruit, insects and even small fish. Ducks even eat bread. Ducks have been domesticated as pets and farm
animals for more than 500 years. They are curious and friendly animals. An adult male duck is called a drake. An adult female duck is known as a hen or
a duck Baby ducks are called ducklings. Ducks have many economic uses. Their feathers
are used in many products such as pillows. People raise the white Pekin duck for its
eggs and meat. All ducks have highly waterproof feathers. Ducks can live from 2 – 20 years. Wild ducks
live longer than domestic ducks. Ducks have very good vision, and they can
see in color. Some species of ducks migrate or travel long
distances every year to breed. Ducks fly in a V shape. This makes flying
easier for them. Usually, they travel to warmer areas or where
the water does not freeze. There they can rest and raise their young. The distance may be thousands of kilometers away. Not all ducks are yellow, and not all ducks
quack. A male duck typically has a green head, white
neckband, and grayish body. A female duck is typically brownish in color. In general, male ducks are more colorful than females. The scientific name of a mallard duck is Anas
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