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Common Domestic Duck Diving for Food

Nature volume 29, page 428 | Download Citation

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WHEN at Buxton last August I spent a good deal of my time in watching and occasionally feeding the water-fowl in the ponds of the garden. On week-days the ducks received large contributions from the visitors, but on Sundays they apparently were on rather short commons, judging by their greater activity in searching for food, and constantly standing on their heads in the water so as to search the bottom for aquatic plants. Of course every scrap of plant to the depth of ten or fifteen inches (eighteen inches where the geese were) was cleared away.

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