Duck Animal Profile

Duck Animal Profile

Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae which also includes swans and geese. Ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos

Biological rank: Species

Higher classification: Anatidae

Length: 34 inch (Muscovy duck, Domestic, Male) · 33 inch on average (Muscovy duck, In wild) · 25 inch (Muscovy duck, Domestic, Female) · 30 inch (Muscovy duck, Male) · 19 inch – 25 inch (American black duck)

Clutch size: 8 – 16 (Muscovy duck)

Weight: 5.95 pound – 7.94 pound (Muscovy duck, Domestic, Female) · 10 pound – 15 pound (Muscovy duck, Domestic, Male) · 2.43 pound – 9.04 pound (Muscovy duck, In wild) · 1.54 pound – 3.53 pound (American black duck) · 7.05 pound (Cayuga duck, Female) · 7.94 pound (Cayuga duck, Male)

Data from: Wikipedia

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