Birds Facts

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Guinea fowls are very adaptable birds. They’re able to live in the lowlands and on altitudes of 9,800 feet.
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Ducks have webbed feet which allows them to paddle and swim in the water more smoothly.
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Ducks have featured as popular cartoon characters over the years, such as Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Warner Brothers, Daffy Duck.
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Some duck species, mainly those breeding in the temperate and Arctic Northern Hemisphere, are migratory; those in the tropics, however, are generally not.
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It’s a fact that a wild duck can live 20 years or more. The world record is a Mallard Drake that lived to a ripe old age of 27 years. Domestic ducks typically live 10-15 years or less in captivity.
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All ducks have highly waterproof feathers due to the feathers interlocking nature and waxy coating.
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The Guardian (British newspaper) published an article on Monday 16 March 2015 advising that ducks should not be fed with bread because it damages the health of the ducks and pollutes waterways.
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Male ducks have an eclipse plumage similar to females that they wear after the breeding season for about a month as their new feathers grow. During that month, they are completely flightless and more vulnerable to predators
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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.
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Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both fresh water and sea water and found on every continent except for Antarctica.
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Ducks have three eyelids. The normal top and bottom, as well as a third that’s found on the side of the eye. The third eyelid is clear and acts like goggles would for a human.
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There are documented tales of cats nursing ducklings, and, as the ducks grow, the two creatures living in harmony as members of the same family rather than becoming enemies!
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Male ducks attract female ducks with their colorful feather while the female ducks will lead the male ducks to their breeding ground in the spring.
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A common urban legend is that a ducks quack does not echo. This has however, been proven to be false.
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In general, male ducks are more colorful than their female counterparts.
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Ducks feet has no nerves or blood vessels, meaning that their feet do not feel the cold! This enables ducks to swim in icy water, and walk in ice and snow.
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Ducks are social animals and can always be found in large groups of other ducks.
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There are approximately 120 different species of ducks. There are more than 40 breeds of domestic duck.
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One of the most intelligent dinosaurs was Troodon. It was a hunting dinosaur, about 2 metres long, and had a brain size similar to that of a mammal or bird of today, stereoscopic vision, and grasping hands.
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Birds descended from a type of dinosaurs known as theropods.
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Because of their wide distribution through many types of habitats, ducks have many predators. Some of these include hawks, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and large fish.
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Ducks are omnivores. They feed on aquatic plants, small fish, insects, worms, grubs and more. People often feed domesticated ducks bread.

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