Waterfowl Production

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
  • George J. Mountney


Ducks, geese, and swan are part of a large classification of waterfowl, known as Anatidae, easily identified by their heavy bodies, short legs, and webbed feet. Their bills have a hard horny mail at the tip with transverse tooth-like ridges on the biting edge. Waterfowl as the name implies reside in and around water. They have precocial young, are down covered, can run about at hatching, and feed themselves.


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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
    • 1
  • George J. Mountney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureCooperative State Research ServiceUSA

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