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Fact: Did you know that ducks and swans are actually in the same family, Anatidae? So maybe, the "ugly duckling" WAS a duckling, after all!
Source: Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling

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This gadwall and duckling are dabbling ducks. Gadwalls are frequently called gray mallards and gray ducks.
Image Source: Dave Menke, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A duck family that would love to find a home on your desktop!
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Fact: Ever hear the saying, "like water off a duck's back"? Actually, the gland that secretes the substance that coats their feathers to make them waterproof, really is on their back -- the tail end, that is.

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Don't be fooled... this too-beautiful-to-be-real wood duck, isn't wooden at all! It also is a dabbling duck.
Image Source: Maslowski Photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

This wood duck picture is just begging for a spot on your desktop!
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Fact: A popular urban legend concerning ducks is, "a duck's quack doesn't echo." This is not true, and a team from the University of Salford proved it. So there!
Source: University of Salford

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