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Merganser Snakeskin

Merganser Snakeskin

Water birds with lamellar beaks, belonging to the duck family, are divided into ducks for practical reasons, Swans, geese and loaches. The largest representative of the Thracian group, which are found all over the north of Europe, Asia and the American continent, there is a merganser. Similarly …

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Black marker

Black marker

All the ducks described so far had a more or less colorful coat, especially males with mating plumage. Whereas the black mark is completely black. She is a diving duck, belonging to the same family as Aythya ferina. It nests in northern Europe and …

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Duvet

Duvet

The ducks are hunted because of the excellent taste of the meat. In some countries, even the eggs of some species are eaten, especially eider and podgorzałka. Duvet, the largest of the European ducks, it is protected in many countries. In the Nordic countries they are hunted …

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Ogorzałka

Ogorzałka

A large number of ducks, which are hunted in Western and Central Europe in autumn and winter, flies here for the winter period from the far north. Ogorzałka also belongs to this group, diving duck, whose wintering grounds are located on the shores of the Baltic Sea …

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Czernica

Czernica

It may seem strange, that the plumage of ducks is always dry, even though they remain in the water. The reason for this is simple: ducks take great care of their plumage as a protective layer. They take a bath every day, which may seem absurd to u …

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The brand

The brand

The brand, czernica, scum, the black and brown ducklings are among the diving ducks. Unlike surface ducks, they swim in a perfectly horizontal position, with a deeply submerged torso and a small one, the tail protruding slightly above the water. Their heads are round and larger than others …

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Flat-nose

Flat-nose

In ducks, the flat beak is perfectly adapted to nibbling on grass, collecting grain and searching for food in the water. It is, in fact, a tactile organ: the duck opens its beak creating a negative pressure inside with quick movements of its tongue, which allows her to suck in the mixture …

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Pintail

Pintail

The rosary breeds in Europe, in Asia and North America. As a Palearctic species in Europe, it nests in northern regions, and in Asia up to the tundra zone. In winter, it goes down to the Mediterranean Sea, to the neighboring countries of Asia and Africa. …

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Widgeon

Widgeon

Widgeon, smaller than the crossword puzzle, he makes a wheezing voice, from which it is named. In winter, it occurs most often in Central and Southern Europe, rather it nests in the north and east of Europe and Asia. Swistuns return to their habitats in pairs formed in …

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Teal

Teal

The teal nests on a wide territory covering the whole of Europe (except noon), middle and north of Asia and almost all of North America. It is not very picky and has less requirements for its ecosystem than the mallard. After returning from wintering grounds in Southern Europe …