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Why birds fly and duck swim?
Ducks are birds, and actually they can fly quite well. However, I believe your question is why can ducks swim when most other birds can't. The reason for this is evolution - ducks and other waterfowl like swans and loons have evolved into a niche that involves them eating directly from the water. Part of this evolution involved developing oil glands or preen glands on the base of their tails; waterfowl like ducks preen themselves constantly to spread this oil on their...
Which are faster ducks or geese?
Most waterfowl fly at speeds of 40 to 60 mph, with many species averaging roughly 50 mph. A common flying speed of ducks and geese is between 40 and 50 miles per hour. Geese normally fly at about the same speed as ducks. Which is faster when trying to escape danger? Depends on the individual bird. ...