Ducks, geese and swans anseriformes

The bird family Anatidae includes ducks, geese and swans.

Members of this large group occur on all the world's continents except Antarctica; as well as being found on most of the world's islands and island groups. Some of them are migratory species.


These small- to large-sized wetland and water birds range in size from as little as 26.5 cm (10.5 inches) and 164 grams (5.8 oz), up to as much as 183 cm (6 ft) and 17.2 kg (38 lb). Some have long necks. The wings are short and pointed. The legs are short. The feet are webbed.

They mostly feed on water-plants, but may also take fish, molluscs or aquatic arthropods.

Female Mallard

Please help! Pet Muscovy duck health concerns

Submitted by iamfocused2015… on Sun, 12/11/2016 - 14:21
Hello, I have a pet Muscovy Duck that is having health issues. She is experiencing the following signs and symptoms: 1) She just laid her first clutch of a total of 13 eggs. The 1st egg was laid Nov 16th. She continued to lay 1 egg every morning and finished laying the 13th and final egg of this clutch Dec 1st. Almost immediately after finishing laying the last egg... she lost her appetite appetite and would barely eat. It now has been about ten days since the last egg was laid and still no appetite. She probably eats less than 1/4 the amount she used to eat.

Mallard Duck Quacking Sound

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