Who is ready to learn some cool facts today?
How many of you have heard about ducks before? Did you know ducks come from the same family as geese and swans do? There are over 125 species of waterfowl throughout the world and ducks are in the waterfowl family. All waterfowl love water and most of them have webbed feet! With your parent/caretaker’s permission google pictures of the ducks and see how cool they are!
This is a cool website to read all about ducks:
What is your favorite kind of duck?
Facts about ducks
1. There are over 25 different types of ducks. Here is a list of some of them:
· American Wigeon
· Barrow's Goldeneye
· Cinnamon Teal
· Eurasian Wigeon
· Harlequin Duck
· Long-tailed Duck
· Ring-necked Duck
· Surf Scoter
· Wood Duck
2. Ducks are omnivores. Omnivore means that they eat both vegetation and meat. Ducks eat grasses, aquatic plants, seeds, insects, worms, small crustaceans, and other vegetation.
3. One of the biggest ducks is the male Muscovy duck. The male Muscovy duck can grow to about 30 inches long or more. The male Muscovy duck can weigh up to 15 pounds.
4. The little Green-winged Teal is one of the smallest types of duck. It can grow to about 15 inches long and weigh up to one pound, maybe a little more or a little less.
5. Ducks are very social and love to be in large groups. A group of ducks are called a flock of ducks, a raft of ducks, a team of ducks, or a waddling of ducks.
6. A baby duck is called a duckling. A male duck is called a drake. A female duck is called a hen.
7. Female ducks make nest near the water, but in a very sheltered area of vegetation. Some ducks make nest on the ground, a hole in a tree, and many other places.
8. Ducks are both nocturnal and diurnal. They are active during both night and day time hours.
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Books about ducks:
1. National Geographic Kids: Ducks by Jennifer Szymanski
2. Where Are the Ducks? by Jeffrey Bullard
3. Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore
4. Waterfowl of Eastern North America by Chris G. Earley
Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.
Short story alert:
There once was a young duck named Luck. He was a lucky little ducky. You see one day he got lost. He wondered too far from the water’s edge. He was lost in some very thick and tall grass. He was too little to see over the vegetation. Instead of going back towards the water Luck the duck kept going further into the thick and tall grass. Luck spotted a very long necked goose. Luck the duck waddled over to the goose and asked if the goose could help him get back to the water? The goose said, “Hi, my name is Lucey.” My friends call me Lucey the goosey. Lucey said, “What is your name?” Luck said, “My name is Luck.” Luck said, “Hi, Lucey, can you help me get back to the water?” and Lucey said, “Sure I will help you.” Lucey said, “The water appears to be that way, just turn yourself around, keep going straight and you will soon find the water’s edge.” Luck did just as Lucey said, and found his way back to the water. THE END!
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