World Of Ducks ~ Duck Details

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What are ducks?

Duck is the common name for numerous species of waterfowl in the family Anatidae. Ducks are generally smaller and shorter-necked than swans and geese, which are members of the same family. Divided among several subfamilies, they are a form taxon; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species), since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

In simple words a duck is a small type of swimming bird with a short neck and legs.

  • Ducks in the World

    There is over 1.15 billion ducks in the world.

  • How many breeds of ducks?

    Throughout the world there is over 114 different breeds of ducks.

  • Average duck lifespan?

    It depends on the breed of duck, but ducks can live anywhere from 5 to 10 years on average, but they can live up to 20+ years if properly cared for.