Ducks are members of the same family as swans and geese.
All ducks have webbed feet. Most live in aquatic environments, thus the need for the webbed feet.
Male ducks are generally more brightly colored than the females.
Some ducks are vegetarians, others eat such things as fish, insects, and snails.
Most ducks prefer fresh water. You will find them in many riparian areas, from rivers and ponds, to coastal marshes.
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