TITLE

Duck

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Duck, a swimming bird related to the goose and swan. There are about 150 species. Ducks may be found in every region of the world, except Antarctica. Millions of ducks once inhabited North America but great numbers have been killed off by hunters. More than half of the most popular game ducks are shot before they have reached the age of one year. Several species of ducks are valued as food. In length ducks range from 15 to 24 inches (38 to 61 cm). Their call is usually a deep, quacking noise. The male is called a drake, the female a duck or hen. The young are ducklings.
ACCESSION #
37310015

 

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