Call Duck

Domesticated

Anas platyrhynchos

The Call Duck is a bantam breed of domesticated duck raised primarily for decoration or as pets. Call ducks look similar to Mallards, but are smaller in size.

Interesting Information

  • Call ducks were originally known as Coy ducks or decoy ducks from the Dutch word de kooi meaning 'trap'.

  • Dutch writers believe that Calls may have originated in the Far East. 

  • Female Call Ducks also have a very loud quack.

Description

Adult Description

American Bantam Association "Bantam Standard" has its Call duck weights as for drakes: old 26 oz (740 g), young 22 oz (620 g), and for ducks: old 20 oz (570 g), young 18 oz (510 g).

 

 

Habitat

Found in all wetland habitats.

Behavior

Dabbles, filter-feeds at surface of water, tips-up in shallow water, and makes occasional dives in deeper water.

Food

Insects and larvae, aquatic invertebrates, seeds, acorns, aquatic vegetation, grain.

 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
     Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
    Subfamily: Anserinae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas platyrhynchos

Similar Species

The Call Duck is a bantam breed of domesticated duck so they can look much like other domesticated & wild ducks but slammer in size.

Bird Sound

Female Call Ducks also have a very loud quack.

Videos


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Call Ducks on land


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Call Ducks on land


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Call Ducks Swimming