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What is a group of ducks called?

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A group of ducks can be called a flock, brace, raft, team or paddling. A group of ducks is referred to as a flock while they are in flight. They are more often referred to as a raft, team or paddling while the group is on water.

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What is a group of ducks called?
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Individually, baby ducks are called ducklings, adult males are called drakes and adult females are called hens. There are many different species of ducks. Ducks are a type of waterfowl, which is a family of aquatic birds that also includes swans and geese. They are distinguished by their flat bills and webbed feet, features that allow the species to thrive in and around water.

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