20 Interesting Facts About Ducks

Ducks are beautiful birds, and they are found everywhere. Ducks have wings, but they cannot fly in the sky; instead, they use it for swimming in the water. They have a small mouth known as the beak, which they use to hold fishes in it. Ducks live in small water bodies and are seen occasionally on the land.

  1. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head.
  2. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  3. A duck has three eyelids.
  4. Ducks on the outer edges of a group sleep with one eye open. Those in the center of the group confidently close both eyes.
  5. Ducks are related to geese and swans.facts about ducks
  6. Ducks’ feathers are waterproof. There is a special gland that produces oil near the tail that spreads and covers the outer coat of feathers. Beneath this waterproof layer, there are fluffy and soft feathers that keep the duck warm.
  7. The Antpitta avis canis Ridgley is a bird that looks like a stuffed duck on stilts and barks like a dog.
  8. They have an excellent vision and can view a field of nearly 340 degrees.
  9. Ducks are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
  10. Ducks were first originated and domesticated in China between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago and are generations of wild mallard.Ducks facts
  11. Some ducks can live up to 20 years in captivity, whereas they can live for 5-10 years in the wild.
  12. Ducks are very social animals and like to live and swim in groups.
  13. Female ducks are called as hen, a male is called a drake, and baby ducks are called ducklings.
  14. Ducks reach the age of maturity at the age of 7 months.
  15. On average, a duck lays 8-15 eggs per clutch. Whereas some breeds can lay 20 eggs in a single facts for kids
  16. All eggs of ducks hatch within 28 days of laying except muscovy duck eggs which take about 35 days to hatch.
  17. There are about 40 species of Ducks present today on earth.
  18. Ducks don’t feel cold on their toes; this is because they don’t have any blood vessels in their toes.
  19. Duck’s feet are webbed, which helps them swim and paddle in the water smoothly.
  20. A group of ducks is often called a brace, flock, raft, or paddling.

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