Canvas Back Duck

By: Cameron Taylor


 Taxonomy is a branch of science where you classify the organism or systematics. Taxonomy classifications are by domain and kingdom; the most common two words used are genus and species. Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species are the 7 classifications.

                                               Taxonomic levels of the Canvas back duck

Kingdom: Animalia

The Canvasback Duck is multicellular and is an eukaryotic organism. Their body eventually becomes fixed. These ducks fly long distances and independently.

Phylum: Chordata

These animals have a notochord or a hollow dorsal nerve cord, post-anal tail for a period of there life. Phylum includes the subphyla vertebrata, mammals, fish amphibians, and reptiles.

Class: Avas

This duck is classified as a bird cause it is warm blooded, lays eggs, feathers, two legs, and has wings. there were once ducks with no wings in the 16th centuary but they became extinct.

Order: Anseriformes

There is 150 species and they are put in three groups. Anhimidae, anseranatidae, and anitidae which covers over a 140 of the waterfowl species like geese, swans and ducks.

Family: Anatidae

The family is duck, geese, and swan. They are adapted through evolution, for swimming and floating on water.

Where are ducks found

Most ducks follow the cold weather so they stay up north and when our winter come it get to cold for the duck to stay and the fly south scattered out of the world. Most ducks are are seen on lakes, swamps, ponds, and at the coast. The canvas back duck is normally at lakes or the coast.

Interesting Facts

The canvasback duck is known as the king of the North American ducks due to its distinctive profile.

Instead male and female ducks go by drake and hen. Drake means male and hen means female.

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