Ever wonder what life is like for the ducks, geese or swans you see at the neighborhood pond or hear quacking and honking as they pass by overhead? Check out these fun “fowl facts,” presented in a slideshow of stunning photos, which you can also download as a PDF to help you identify the waterfowl species you encounter in your locality or at a zoo or aviary. This up-close-look at waterfowl will make it hard not to pause in appreciation the next time you see a momma duck with her ducklings or a Canada goose with its mate.
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Author: Christal Pollock, DVM, Dipl. ABVP‐Avian; Lafeber Company veterinary