Fun Facts about Ducks Inspired by Duck Loving Social Network Communities

Some pages on the Internet are there just to put a smile on your face and make you happy. During the years, probably all of us have some favorites. And we appreciate it. Memes, short comics, cuddly animals, etc. Talking about animals – this is a story about birds, but not any kind of birds – its story about ducks. In case you’ve noticed Ducks’ Twitter account, you’ll know what we’re talking about. A daily dose of ducks and their cuteness and fluffiness of a duckling. Not so long ago, the creator and moderator of this page, realized that ducks were starting to become lovable pets, and decided to make an account with a mission to make people smile. And success is obvious, there are 277k followers on Twitter and 33.2k on their brand new Instagram Page. So take a look, after you read our fun facts about ducks in the gallery bellow.

A male duck is called a drake, a female duck a hen, and a baby duck a duckling.

The duck is a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. They are related to swans and geese.

Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both fresh water and sea water and found on every continent except for Antarctica.

Ducks are omnivores. They feed on aquatic plants, small fish, insects, worms, grubs and more. People often feed domesticated ducks bread.

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.

Ducks have featured as popular cartoon characters over the years, such as Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Warner Brothers, Daffy Duck.

All ducks have highly waterproof feathers due to the feathers interlocking nature and waxy coating.

Diving ducks and sea ducks search for food fairly deep underwater. To be able to stay underwater more easily, diving ducks are quite heavy.

Dabbling ducks feed on the surface of water, on land, or by ducking their head underwater. Along the edge of their beak is a comb-like structure called a pecten, that enables them to hold slippery food and filter nutrients out of the water.

Ducks and geese can feel pain and emotions just like our dogs and cats, and just like humans.

Ducks are outgoing, social animals who feel most at ease when they’re in large groups, which are called “paddlings” when on water.

They’re meticulously clean animals who keep their nests free of waste and debris, and they enjoy preening their feathers and flaunting their beautiful plumage for potential mates

Ducks use vocalizations and body language to communicate. Researchers at Middlesex University London in Britain reported that ducks even have regional accents, just like humans do.

Unlike the young of many other animals, ducklings achieve independence almost immediately after hatching. Babies are born with their eyes wide open, and already possess the layer of down feathers necessary to stay warm. By the time they’re two months old, ducklings have usually learned to fly.

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