Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds, which also includes swans and geese. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.
A colour enhanced photograph taken 10.10.01, Akyaka – Azmak Stream
Dabbling ducks tip themselves face first into the water, (so you see their bottoms pointing into the air), and filter water through their beaks to harvest food from beneath the surface. This is called “dabbling.” You were wondering, weren’t you!
Courtesy Merriam Webster
1 a : to paddle, splash, or play in or as if in water b : to reach with the bill to the bottom of shallow water in order to obtain food
2 : to work or involve oneself superficially or intermittently especially in a secondary activity or interest <dabbles in art>
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