A female Muscovy duck is considerably smaller than a male and has fewer, if any, caruncles on its face or at the base of its bill. Caruncles are the fleshy, red, warty bumps found mostly on males.
The feathers on male Muscovy ducks are generally brighter, with the black feathers showing a purple or green tint. Female feathers are more drab in color. While Muscovy ducks do not quack like other ducks, males hiss when threatened, and females verbalize with a soft cluck or churr (a sharp whirring or trilling sound). Males have thicker legs and larger feet than females.Learn More
A pet canary can live approximately 15 years. A canary's lifespan depends on its gender, level of care, breeding activity and basic safety practices. Male canaries tend to live longer than female canaries. Female canaries used for regular breeding usually live only about six years.Full Answer >
Swans are found throughout the northern U.S., Canada and Alaska. A large population of swans can be found in Alaska near the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound, and some swans make a migratory trip to Michigan each spring to breed and spend the summer raising their young on the Great Lakes.Full Answer >
A baby falcon is called an eyass. The term eyass is also used to denote falcons that have been removed from their nest while in the downy stage, before feathers have formed.Full Answer >
Wild turkeys reproduce by mating with one another, which usually happens during early spring. Because of their polygynous mating system, it is not uncommon for male turkeys to find more than one female turkey to breed with. Male turkeys attract potential females by making a noise called "gobbling," which can be heard up to a mile away.Full Answer >