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Swans are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. Swans usually mate for life, though 'divorce' does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.

Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. The ducks are divided between several subfamilies listed in full in the Anatidae article; they do not represent a monophyletic group but a form taxon, being the Anatidae not considered swans and geese. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
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  • Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 34 N: 191] (1419)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/7.1, 1/100 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-20 11:50
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