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Waterfowl

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Parent Category: Birds
Waterfowl are birds that spend a majority of their time in and around bodies of water. Included in this group are ducks, geese, and swans. Many are migratory and are often hunted as game.

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Ask anyone who breeds ornamental waterfowl in captivity... If the parent is close-by, she will probably go nuts, even fly at you and deposit a smelly present on you, but otherwise it is fine to touch them EXCEPT that they may scatter in fear and in dense vegetation may get lost.
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A baby duck needs its mother to feed it.With your hands it will only drink water. WhAT U do is buy duck feed........ you can also chop up vegies and fruit very thin... and they need water.
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I doubt it because the eggs have to stay warm and at 30 degrees without her there is no way they can.
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They can be vent-sexed by very careful manipulation of the vent, but it is something that requires practice and is not simple to do. Most people who breed ornamental waterfowl have mastered the technique.
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All ducks can fly, so yes.
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Not normally. If you take a look in a nest where the eggs have hatched the shells are usually in a zillion pieces in the bottom where they have been crushed by the adult and chicks while the chicks dry before leaving the nest.
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A goose can be either or , male or female.
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During the fall (October-November).
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A short billed marsh bird is a crane.
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cygnet
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a hen.
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A female goose is called a 'gander'.
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Answer a Duckling of course!
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Cataloging State Duck Stamps This can take a while. From what I can tell, 1993 Duck stamps are worth a little less than twice their face value. The link below provides a catalog of all the state stamps and what you can purchase them for. Good luck!
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Only the Black swan, a swan native to Australia, is black.
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A good baby swan name would be something representing its meaning. Marali means Swan in Sanskrit, so Maralika means Little Swan. Amise is Hebrew and means Grace. A swan is a very graceful creature. Sangita is Sanskrit and means Divine Music. The swan is often said to represent music and bea…
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Answer Most species of gosling eat a mix of insects and the growing tips of plants, both being good sources of protein that is essential for growth. Like their parents, they have serrated edges to their beaks that act like tiny saws and make snipping off pieces of vegetation very easy.
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Albatross will defend themselves by using their bill that is hooked at the end and it has sharp blades on either side. The birds safe haven is flying in the sky.
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The question has no simple answer because it it is imprecise. They feed by taking food from the surface of the sea or by diving and may not touch land for years when immature, but they have to feed and to do that they have to stop flying.
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No! Sexual dimorphism (being bigger) is only present in polygamous species. Albatross are monomogous, and thus, dont have exxcessive amounts of territoriality and sexual dimorphism.
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Baby mallard A young mallard is called a duckling
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The Canada Goose lives in a wide variety of habitats including lakes, bays, rivers, and marshes. Its range covers much of the Northern Hemisphere. It often feeds in open fields and grasslands.
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Answer All young geese are called goslings.
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Yes.
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Yes, thank goodness, they live in coastal areas from Peru to Mexico and on the Galapagos Islands. Yes
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That depends on what type of waterfowl it is. A baby duck is called a duckling. A baby goose is a gosling. A baby swan can be either a cygnet or a flapper.
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A gosling
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Covey
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Quail, Grouse. Pheasant, Chicken, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys. In Addition Humans will eat just about any bird, in addition to those listed above there are cases in every culture of "if it has feathers it is edible". Not necessarily tasty but edible.
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a heron is a carnivore because it eats small crabs and fish.
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That depends on the breed/species. Most domestic geese can lay 1 egg every 1.5 days. She will continue laying until she goes broody (will sit on the eggs to incubate them), if she is inclined to do so - some breeds are not good sitters. If you remove the eggs each day, she will continue to lay eggs…
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Cormorants are any of several large, widely distributed marine diving birds having dark plumage, webbed feet, a slender hooked bill, and a distensible pouch. Many species of cormorants can swim well underwater, and all feed on fish or other marine life. (A link is provided below to the Wikipedia art…
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The Snowy Egret is not listed on the US Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species List as of 2008. It is however listed as a state endangered species in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. A white bird that is endangered and found in the swampy area of southern Connecticut! Additional Info: A dainty soli…
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a swamp, lake , and sometimes , grassy lands
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Wild ducklings eat mostly insects, algae and grain. Soggy bread and crackers aren't healthy for them. They will also like finely chopped strawberries and apple or romaine lettuce. Make sure it's small enough for them to swallow.You can also buy chick or duck starter (non-medicated) or duck feed pell…
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size is a trumpeter swan
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Whooping Cranes are not extinct, but almost were. If we haven't looked at the situation the way we did the whooping crane would probally be extinct by now. There are about 500 whooping cranes left in the North America (they only live in North America).
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fish
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it has a long neck and long leg in search of food. it lives in a water. it also called wader.
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because they are fat
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Geese are waterfowl; they live in and near lakes, rivers, and oceans.
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Eagles and turtles, and any number of carnivorous predators that can catch one will eat ducks. Many of the predators, including raccoons and possums will raid duck nests and eat the eggs. My uncle saw a large mouth bass swallow a duckling during one of his fishing trips. Don't forget that people fin…
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Yes. They are an ocean bird - similar to a seagull.
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A female adult swan is called a pen, and an adult male is a cob. Young swans are called swanlings or cygnets.
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Called a "pen."
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The Great Blue Heron eats by catching its food, common prey is fish, frogs, and small mammals, then it eats it by swallowing its prey.
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The female of all duck species is duck although people dealing every day with ducks in general will often call them hens or females to avoid confusion. The male is called a Mallard Drake.
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It is a stork it somthing parents made up to their little children to answer the question 'where do babies come from (mommy or daddy )"
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No babies come from the Uterus, the uterus holds the baby and swells- so it looks like the stomach is getting bigger but actually it is the uterus.
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A flamingo has several pairs of macrochromosomes and a large number of microchromosomes. The exact diploid number of total chromosomes is 2n = 80.
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hunters
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it is a pen
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Females are called pens.
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A duck,pelican, or an albatross.
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Penguins are aquatic animals as they live in water most of their lives. Likewise gulls, pelicans, albatrosses, and most swans, ducks, and geese qualify.
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either the pelican or albatross.
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there are a variety of predators for this bird like other birds called the peregrine falcon, the sparrow hawk and by some land cats but not many predators can consume them or at least catch them as they spend most of their lives eating bees , hornets , wasps ,etc in mid air making it awkward for the…
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A grebe is a type of water bird.
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Turkey
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A Canada goose has a gray body, a white belly, and a black neck and face. It has a white stripe on both sides of its face.
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A flock
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Geese, ducks, basically all the birds that migrate!
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Canada geese are primarily herbivores, although they sometimes eat small insects and fish. Their diet includes green vegetation and grains.
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There are many types of water birds. These include the coot, the cormorant, the moorhen, the swan, and the grey heron.
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Branta canadensis
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Most young goose hatchlings eat a mix of insects and the growing tips of plants, both being good sources of protein.
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Most geese normally lay around five eggs per nest. However, they can lay anywhere from one egg to twelve eggs.
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the lifespan of a crane can be 500 years
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You can count birds that are aquatic like ducks and penguins.
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a penguin
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A goose is a large waterfowl; they are similar to ducks and swans. its similar like a duck but diffirent A goose are considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. This family also includes swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller. Kingdom: Ani…
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A cloud
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Long necks help birds in wetlands see possible predators. They may be in areas of reeds where sight is difficult.
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A gander is the term used for a male goose. A young gander is a young male goose. A very young goose would be called a gosling.
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Duck, Swan, Tern, Skua, Gull, Rail.
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a female goose is called a "goose or a hen"a male goose is called a "gander"
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it is a bird that swims on water such as a swan or duck.
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Duckweed is eaten by humans in some parts of South east Asia, it is also an extremely important form of nourishment for waterfowl. See link below for more information.
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they live in lakes.
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because they are big like dinosaurs and their wings make the albatross realy big
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The albatross is a large sea bird. The mariner killed one in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge and brought disaster on his boat and crewmates. The poem is a plea to mankind to respect nature and not, like Sarah Palin and her like, to go round shooting the wild creatures.
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Phil & Samantha?
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The average life span of a crane is 40 to 60 years. Crane are social birds and they live in large groups called flocks.
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There isn't much information available on the actual lifespan of grebes. They are considered to be long-lived birds at one grebe is known to have live at least five years.
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No mammal has a duckbill. The platypus is sometimes mistakenly called the "duckbill platypus" but this is a complete misnomer. The platypus's bill is nothing like that of a duck, being flatter and broader. Also, it is equipped with electroreceptors which enable it to find food underwater. The duck'…
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This isn't about what perching means (just to let you know right now).Terms like 'water bird' or 'perching' are common terms for certain groups of birds and bare no relation to true taxonomy or avian evolution.Still a few examples:Perching birds are birds that perch, including all passerines (robin…
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i don't know.youre ansers.com you should know.people might ask you that for a test like me . uh.sorry couldn't anser it ,answer.com ha,ha!
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Birds such as Robins tend to eat worms and other burrowing insects. Flycatchers, swallows, and nightjars eat flying insects. It depends a lot on the type of bird.
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They have webbed feet and a long curved neck
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I believe it is about 30-33 days.
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Pied-billed grebes weigh between 253 and 568 grams. They are small duck-like birds that grow to be between 30.5 and 38.1 centimeters long.
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The pie billed grebe is Podilymbus podiceps.
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same as a duck!
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