Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.

Read more about Duck:  Etymology, Morphology

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Famous quotes containing the word duck:

    Here is no eft or mortal snake
    But only sluggish duck and drake.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The duck fats rot in the roasting pan,
    And it’s over and over and all ...
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Alice: I put swimsuits in boxes six days a week.
    George: Yeah. What about Sunday? Maybe then you put yourself in a swimsuit.
    Alice: Oh, not me.
    George: Why? You don’t look good in a swimsuit?
    Alice: Sure I do. I can’t swim.
    George: You’re kidding.
    Alice: I never learned. I was even scared of the duck pond when I was a kid.
    Michael Wilson (1914–1978)