What is a male duck called?

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A male duck is called a drake when it is an adult. During adolescence, ducks of both sexes are simply referred to as ducklings. An adult female can be known as either a hen or a duck.

Similar to other types of birds, the drake can often be identified because he has brightly colored plumage that he uses to attract a hen. It may be more difficult to differentiate drakes from hens after the mating season as some types of drakes molt, adopting the more camouflaged plumage of the hens. Drakes become more susceptible to predators during this time as this plumage renders them flightless.

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A male duck is called a drake. The female is a hen.
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Many male ducks are brighter colored than the female ducks of the same species. Male mallard ducks, for example, have distinctive green heads with a white neck ring, while female
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A male duck is called 'drake'. You can identify it by its brightly coloured feathers. They use these coloured feathers to attract the female ducks for mating.
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A male Duck is called a drake.
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