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Why does a duck have a beak?
A beak, an anus, and a nose! A beak, an anus, and a nose!
The shape of the beak is related to what the bird eats: Chickens have a short hard beak for picking up and cracking seeds, ducks have a flat beak for scooping up things out of… the water, and eagles have a hooked beak for tearing meat. The feet indicate how the birds live. The chicken's feet are for walking and scratching the ground, the eagle's feet are talons for grasping, and the duck's feet are webbed for swimming. The sternum structure is related to flying ability. A chicken's sternum is not as large as that of an eagle or a duck, because a chicken's wings are not large, and it doesn't fly very well. I would think an eagle's sternum is proportionally larger than a duck's, because an eagle is larger and a better flyer- it must lift its prey.
Ducks use their bills to drink, eat even breathe as they have nostrils on their beaks. Ducks also use their bills to make noise, to preen (clean feathers or other parts of the… body), even bite! (my pet ducklings used to bite my fingers but it didn't hurt obviously :P) I think ducks regurgitate, and if they do, they also use their bills for that! Bill is a beak by the way :).
You can get a duck by going to your local feed store and just buying a duckling. they are not very expensive and they make great pets if you want that much responsibility. I l…ove my pet ducks and they are great!!!
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The duck's bill is made of keratin, like our fingernails, and cartilage, but, it is a one time deal, though. If it gets broken they are in trouble.
Often mistaken for a duck, the American Coot is a common waterbird. Its all black body and white chicken-like beak distinguish this swimming rail from the real ducks.
Their sort of like their nostrils for breathing.
bills (a beak is sharp where as a bill is is usually flat like a duck or a plattypuss)
Possibly an American Coot?
This depends on what kind of ducks you have. Some of the basics are quacking, swimming, mating, eating, pooping, making loud noises, and waddling around. Certain ducks are bet…ter than others at these things. I have noticed that call ducks are especially good at quacking and making noise. Runner ducks are good at running and have a unique shape that looks a bit like a wine bottle. Some ducks are good at hatching. Some are very good at flying. Some ducks are actually too heavy to fly, like Ruins.
The platypus looks a bit like that. The platypus, however, is a completely independent animal which is not made up of beavers, ducks or any other creature. Its tail is vastl…y different to that of a beaver's, and even its bill is a different shape and size to a duck's. So in reality, the platypus looks nothing like the description in the question.