Different Duck Species

Take a look at the other species of ducks. You will be surprised to see how very colorful and pretty they look.

Mandarin Duck
This is the Mandarin duck. They are found in China and Japan on ponds and streams. They feed on waterplants. The Mandarin duck is a perching duck. It likes to perch on trees.

These are Mallards. The drake is the one with the green colored head while the female is the one in brown. It is thought to be the ancestor of our farm ducks. They eat small insect, snails and plants in ponds and streams. They are found in North America. Mallards are dabbling ducks or dabblers.

The male has a brilliant blue bill. It also has a long and stiff tail. During Spring and Summer, the feathers are colorful to attract females for breeding. The Ruddy belongs to the "Stiff-Tail" species.

Comb duck
Also known as knob-billed ducks because of its fatty comb on top of its bill. The bill is black in color. This one is the South-American comb duck.

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