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see duckduck,
common name for wild and domestic waterfowl of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. It is hunted and bred for its meat, eggs, and feathers. Strictly speaking, duck refers to the female and drake to the male.
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The Upper Bay Museum: Located in North East, displays thousands of waterfowl hunting tools including a rare double sink box and a fully outfitted bushwacking boat filled with original wooden canvasback duck decoys.
The canvasback duck moves from its summer home in fresh water marshes to saltwater bays in winter to feed on plants and mollusks.