Black Duck drake

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Fact: If you see a duck foraging on land, then it's most likely a "dabbling duck." The diet of this subfamily of Anatidae subsides mostly on plant life.
Source: The Green LaneTM, Environment Canada's Internet site

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The classic profile of a mallard drake.
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Fact: Mallard ducks commonly live from one to two years, though some have been known to live up to sixteen!
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Black ducks are also "dabblers."
Image Source: Maslowski Photo & Gene Nieminen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Fact: Black duck males and females are very similar in coloring, except that the males' feet turn bright red and their beaks yellow, during the breeding season.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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