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    The duck’s mouth is called a “bill”. Normally, it is broad and flat and has rows of fine notches along the edge called “lamellae”. The lamellae helps the duck to grip its food so that it will not slip off. However, ducks bills come in different shapes and sizes. The shape of the bill and body features will determine how the duck hunt for its food. Ducks which have broad beaks, sift their food for insects, snails and seeds from the mud. These are called the shovelers. The Northern Shoveler is an example.

    Some ducks have long and narrow beaks. The narrow beaks are also covered will with saw-like edges which help them to grab fish. Sea ducks usually have this kind of beak. Sea ducks are also divers. Examples are the Mergansers, Eiders, Harlequins, Goldeneyes and Buffleheads. Soruce: KiddyHouse

  2. Baby ducks running

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    All ducks have highly waterproof feathers as a result of an intricate feather structure and a waxy coating that is spread on each feather while preening. A duck’s feathers are so waterproof that even when the duck dives underwater, its downy underlayer of feathers will stay completely dry.

    Ducks are precocial, which means that ducklings are covered with down and able to walk and leave the nest just a few hours after hatching.

    A hen will lead her ducklings up to a half mile or more over land after hatching in order to find a suitable water source for swimming and feeding.

    By Melissa Mayntz, Birding/Wild Birds Expert


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3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
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