The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

Bill of Gadwall

The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

Two young ducks watching an insect being pulled in a wagon by a catapillar.

Catapillar Wagon

Two young ducks watching an insect being pulled in a wagon by a catapillar.

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Chanticleer and Partlet

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Chanticleer and Partlet

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Chanticleer and Partlet

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

A drake and duck

Drake and Duck

A drake and duck

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown and russet gray.

Duck

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown…

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

Duck

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

Duck

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

An illustration of a duck floating on water.

Duck

An illustration of a duck floating on water.

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a duck.

Duck

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a duck.

Duck

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a duck.

Duck

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a duck.

Duck

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Feet of a duck

Duck Feet

Feet of a duck

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

Duck Shooting

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek broad-bill.

American Scaup Duck

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek…

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in length. It is also known as the spirit duck, little dipper, butter-box, and butter-ball.

Buffle-Headed Duck

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in…

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying waters of cascades; common in North America; rare in Europe." — Goodrich, 1859

Harlequin Duck

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying…

The hooded merganser.

Hooded Merganser

The hooded merganser.

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the eider in its habits. It os sometimes called the king eider because of this.

King Duck

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the…

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its characteristically long tail-feathers. It is common in both Europe and the United States.

Long-Tailed Duck

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its…

The a pair of mallard ducks.

Mallard Duck

The a pair of mallard ducks.

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May

Mallard Duck

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling…

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits Europe and North America.

Mallard Ducks

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits…

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and Japan.

Mandarin Duck

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and…

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found in Europe and America.

Pintail Duck

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found…

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe and Asia.

Red-Crested Whistling Duck

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe…

"The scaup (<em>Fuliguia mariula</em>) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe. Its food consists of marine animals and plants."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Scaup Duck

"The scaup (Fuliguia mariula) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe.…

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is resident throughout the year in Canada, and is abundant in the east of Scotland."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sheldrake Duck

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is…

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make its nest in abandoned rabbit burrows.

Common Sheldrake Duck

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make…

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length about 20 inches; bill much widened on each side near tip, somewhat resembling that of the spoonbill; head and upper part of neck in adult male rich green, lower part white, back brown, breast and abdomen chestnut brown."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Shoveler Duck

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length…

The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common duck in the Anatidae family of water birds.

Northern Shoveler

The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common duck in the Anatidae family of water birds.

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

Wood Duck

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

"An apparatus at one time in use in Britain for the punishment of wives. The ducking-stool grew out of the cucking-stool, which was not, as many have supposed, a mere difference of name for the same thing. The cucking-stool of itself did not admit of the ducking of its occupants. It was a simple chair in which the offender was placed, usually before her or his (for the cucking-stool was not so specially for women as the ducking-stool) own door, to be pelted and insulted by the mob." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Ducking-Stool

"An apparatus at one time in use in Britain for the punishment of wives. The ducking-stool grew out…

"1. Tumbrel preserved at Leominster; 2. Ducking-chair in the museum at Scarborough." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Ducking-Stool

"1. Tumbrel preserved at Leominster; 2. Ducking-chair in the museum at Scarborough." — Chambers'…

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

Summer Ducks

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. The eider's nest is built close to the sea and is lined with the celebrated eiderdown, plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining has long been harvested for filling pillows and quilts, but in more recent years has been largely replaced by down from domestic farm-geese and synthetic alternatives.

Eider Duck

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed…

An extreme form of the expanded foot, which is adapted for swimming.

Expanded Foot

An extreme form of the expanded foot, which is adapted for swimming.

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well as India.

Gadwall

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well…

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake, saw-bill, and as the dun-diver.

Goosander

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake,…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

An African goose having spurs on the tips of it wings.

Spur Winged Goose

An African goose having spurs on the tips of it wings.

"Western Grebe. &AElig;chmophorus- A genus of large, long-necked grebes of America, having the bill extremely long, slender, and acute, whence the name."-Whitney, 1902

Grebe

"Western Grebe. Æchmophorus- A genus of large, long-necked grebes of America, having the bill…

Expert swimmers, grebes hunt fish, frogs, crustaceans, and insects in both salt and fresh water.

Grebes

Expert swimmers, grebes hunt fish, frogs, crustaceans, and insects in both salt and fresh water.

Found in the arctic regions of Europe and America, the black guillemot averages about thirteen inches in length.

Black Guillemot

Found in the arctic regions of Europe and America, the black guillemot averages about thirteen inches…

"Mergus merganser. Merganser. Goosander. Nostrils near middle of bill. Frontal feathers extending acutely on culmen about half way from those on side of bill to nostrils; loral feathers sweeping in nearly vertical line across side of base of upper mandible, about opposite those on side of lower mandible. Head scarcely crested, merely a line of little lengthened feathers along occiput and nape, better developed, however, in female than in male. Adult male: Bill and feet vermilion-red in breeding season, with black hook; iris carmine. Head and neck splendid dark green. Under parts salmon-colored, the flanks and lower belly marbled or watered with dusky. Upper parts glossy-black, fading to ashy on rump and tail; surface of wing mostly pure white, crossed by a black bar formed by bases of greater coverts. Primaries and outer secondaries black, intermediate secondaries white, inner secondaries and scapulars black and white. Female: Bill red with dusky culmen, iris yellowish, feet chrome or orange with dusky webs, crest better developed than in male; still flimsy, however long. Head and neck reddish-brown; throat white; under parts less salmon-tinted. Black parts of the male ashy-gray; scapulars without white; white of wing restricted to secondaries and greater coverts, which are black at base; smaller coverts ashy." Elliot Coues, 1884

Merganser

"Mergus merganser. Merganser. Goosander. Nostrils near middle of bill. Frontal feathers extending acutely…

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned with a half-circular crest.

Hooded Merganser

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned…

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle feathers of which are long-exserted, linear acute, and nearly as long as the wing from the carpal joint to the end of the first primary.

Pintail

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle…

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts of Europe. In England it is sometimes known as the red-headed poker and red-eyed poker.

Pochard

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts…

Scene from "The Ram and the Pig Who Went to Live in the Woods."

Rooster

Scene from "The Ram and the Pig Who Went to Live in the Woods."

This sculpture is two dimensional. It represents a dog attacking a duck's nest in high relief style.

Sculpture

This sculpture is two dimensional. It represents a dog attacking a duck's nest in high relief style.

"It is the most remarkable of all duck tribe. It is larger and stands higher on its legs than the common wild duck."

The Shieldrake

"It is the most remarkable of all duck tribe. It is larger and stands higher on its legs than the common…

This duck is smaller than a common duck with a long beak with a spoon shape ventrally.

Shoveller

This duck is smaller than a common duck with a long beak with a spoon shape ventrally.

"Fig 63 - Skull of a duck (Clangula islandica), nat. size; Dr. R.W. Shufeldt, U.S.A.   a, premaxillary bone; b, partly ossified internasal septum; b', pervious part of nostril; c, end of premaxillary, perforated form numerous branches of second division of the fifth cranial nerve; d, dentary bone of under mandible; e, groove of nerves, etc.; f, a vacuity between dentary and other pieces of the mandible; g, articular surface; h, recurved "angle of the jaw;" i, occipital protuberance; j, vacuity in supraoccipital bone; k, muscular impression on back of skull; l is over the black ear-cavity; m, post-frontal process; n, quadrate bone; o, pterygoid; p, palatine; q, quadrato-jugal; r, jugal; s, maxillary; t, fronto-parietal dome of the brain-cavity; u; u, the lacrymal bone, immense in a duck, nearly completing rim of the orbit by approaching m; v, vomer; w, supra-orbital depression for the nasal gland; x, cranio-facial hinge; y, optic foramen; z, etc. interorbital vacuities." Elliot Coues, 1884

Duck Skull

"Fig 63 - Skull of a duck (Clangula islandica), nat. size; Dr. R.W. Shufeldt, U.S.A. a, premaxillary…

"Desmognathous skull of mallard duck, Anas boscas, nat. size, from nature, by Dr. R.W. Shufeldt, U.S.A. Letters before. In the "bound-palate" type, the vomer in either abortive, or so small that it disappears; when existing it is usually slender and tapers to a point in front; the maxillo-palatines are united across the median line, either directly or by means of ossification in the nasal septum; the posterior ends of the palatines and the anterior ends of the pterygoids articulate directly with the rostrum (as in schizognathism). This type is simply and perfectly exhibited by a duck in which the maxillo-palatine is a broad flat plate united with its fellow in mid-line; the oval sessile basipterygoid facets are far forward, opposite the very ends of the pterygoids." Elliot Coues, 1884

Mallard Duck Skull

"Desmognathous skull of mallard duck, Anas boscas, nat. size, from nature, by Dr. R.W. Shufeldt, U.S.A.…

Outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Birds Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

Solutions for outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Birds Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram…

Silhouette outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Birds Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of birds (duck, swan, turkey vulture, cormorant, and egret) made from tangram pieces.…