What Are Male Ducks Called?


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Adult male ducks are called drakes. Baby ducks are called ducklings, while the adult female is called a hen. A group of ducks is called a raft, team or paddling.

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What Are Male Ducks Called?
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Ducks are a member of the bird family Anatidae. They are found on every continent except Antarctica. The diet of the duck consists of grass, aquatic plants, insects, seeds, fruit, fish and crustaceans. It uses its bill to forage in the mud for food. A duck's feathers are waterproof, keeping its downy layer completely dry. The down is used to construct the duck's nest to provide insulation and cushioning for the eggs.

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