Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Anatidae
        Scientific Name : Anas Platyrhynchos
 
                       Size(L) : 30cm - 50cm
                                       ( 12in -20in)
                Wing Span : 60cm - 80cm 
                                       ( 24in - 31in)
                       Weight : 0.7kg - 1.4kg 
                                       ( 1.5lbs- 3lbs)
                 Top Speed : 55km/h (88mph)

                  Life Span : 4 -8 years
                      Colour : Green, Black, Grey,
                                     Brown, White, Yellow
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Long, broad beak
                                     and webbed feet
  1. Ducks are aquatic birds, medium-sized, and are related to swans and geese.
  2. The difference between them and swans and geese is that they catch their food by diving into the water.
  3. They are found in all continents of the world except Antarctica.
  4. They may be green, black, grey, brown, white or yellow in color.
  5. Their webbed feet facilitate them to travel on the surface of water and river banks easily.
  6. Their mouths have tiny plates lining their teeth, which help them filter food from water.
  7. They are omnivores feeding on plant and animal matter, both in and out of water.
  8. Mostly the females of some duck species only quack, the other ducks may whistle or grunt.
  9. They have numerous predators in small animals, large fish, bigger animals and humans.
  10. They are farmed worldwide for their meat and eggs.
  11. Their feathers are also widely used in bedding.
  12. Ducks are subject to terrible conditions when they are mass-farmed.

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