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Ducks, geese, and swans are known as
Fish-eating waterfowl are called
Why does water run off a duck's back?
Because a duck's feathers have oil on them.
Because water molecules change when they come in contact with ducks.
Because a duck's feathers are made of cartilage.
Why aren't female ducks as brightly colored as the males?
They are colorblind.
Dull colors help hide them from predators when they are nesting.
Females dislike bright colors.
Waterfowl have regular migration routes that are known as
Which of the following spends the most time on land?
More than half of all ducks in North America are hatched in a region called
the Filmore Flyway.
the Grassland Mesa.
the Prairie Pothole Area.
The largest of th ewaterfowl, the trumpter swan, can have a wingspan of more than
Ducks that feed themselves byai tiny bits of food out of water are called
The tiny spines on bird feathers are called
When a duck 'molts," it is
shedding its feathers to grow new ones.
migrating to its winter nesting grounds.
fighting over a female.
How do waterfowl find their way when migrating at night?
By checking a map
By following headlights
Probably by the position of the stars
It takes about _____ for young Canada geese to hatch from eggs.
What do sea ducks have in common with penguins?
They both have teeth.
They both have special glands for removing salt from the water they drink.
Neither of them can fly.
How can you tell if a bird is a duck, a goose, or a swan?
By the bird's color
By the shape of its wings
By the shape of its bill
When a bird uses its bill to repair damaged feathers, this is called
Which of the following correctly lists the three different types of feathers on a bird?
flight feathers, basic feathers, and down feathers
Stiff feathers, smooth feathers, and curved feathers
Flight feathers, contour feathers, and down feathers
A whistling swan can have more than _____ feathers.
When migrating, some waterfowl fly very high—more than _____ up!
What is a waddle?
It is the flap of skin that hangs under a duck's bill.
It is the way a duck walks.
It is a small den where ducks hide their young.
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