The duck's webbed feet aid in its ability to navigate bodies of water. The webbed feet allow the animal to swim easily and quickly.Continue Reading
There are not any nerves in the duck's webbed feet. Therefore, they cannot feel the cold and have the ability to be in the water during cold weather.
Although the webbed feet allow them maneuver in the water with ease, they do slow them down on land. This type of foot causes the animal to waddle when it walks.
The duck is also covered in waterproof feathers, which also protect the animal from icy water. The duck produces an oil that it applies on its feathers.Learn more about Waterfowl
Firefly Books publishes "Waterfowl of Eastern North America," which is an illustrated guide to ducks and other waterfowl to the west of the Continental Divide. Popular generic field guides, like the "Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America" and its eastern counterpart contain most major American waterfowl.Full Answer >
Female ducks are called either hens or ducks, while the males are called drakes, and babies are called ducklings. In many duck species, females have less colorful feather patterns than males, making them easier to identify.Full Answer >
Pekin ducks can be fed commercial waterfowl feed or can be fed commercial chicken layer feed supplemented with niacin and leafy green vegetables. Alternatively, ducks can be allowed to forage for insects, snails, frogs and green vegetables. Ducks that forage may need to have their diet supplemented with commercial feed.Full Answer >
Baby ducks are called ducklings, and a group of ducklings being cared for by their mother is called a brood. A group of ducks in flight is referred to as a flock. On the water the group is a raft.Full Answer >