Ducks

David Shepherd

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shepherd duckling ziggy signed print
"Ziggy"
Signed Limited Edition
Published 1993
Image Size 6" x 6"
shepherd muscovy ducks signed print
"Muscovy Ducks"
Signed Limited Edition
Published 1983
Image Size 15.5" x 8.5"

Duck is the common name for numerous species in the waterfowl family Anatidae which also includes swans and geese.
Ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks.
Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.
Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules and coots.
For too long, ducks have been revered as harmless and silly.