Baby Mallard | Hansa
Inhabit all continents except Antarctica, & most of the world's islands. Legs of most ducks are placed far apart & toward the rear, making them awkward walkers but efficient swimmers. Some species, nest in holes in trees and will accept artificial nest boxes. Ducklings are able to swim & feed themselves soon after they hatch. Nests are on the ground, containing from 4-12 eggs.