Anas platyrhynchos Campbell Ducks

Family

  • Anatidae

Lifespan

  • Around 10 years with good care

Size

  • Around 4 pounds

Origin

  • This breed originated in the late 1800’s in Gloucestershire, England.

Habitat

  • Domestic; no real habitat but prefer areas near calm water

Diet

  • Waterfowl chow and greens
  • Can be seen foraging under water for aquatic vegetation and bugs

Reproduction

  • Female Campbell ducks are reported to be excellent egg-layers. Females will lay their first eggs at 5-7 months old. After incubation time of around 28 days the ducklings will hatch. Ducklings are covered in downy feathers and are not waterproof and can easily drown, but will swim following their mother. Ducks are social and can live in large flocks.

Special adaptationsCampbell Duck butt

  • Ducks are specially suited to live near the water. They have webbed feet which can propel them swiftly through the water, and flattened bills to strain out materials from the water to eat.

Facts/info

  • Domestic ducks are too large to fly, but wild ducks are able to migrate
  • Males often have a curled feather at the tip of their tail

Conservation status

  • IUCN: Not Evaluated
  • CITES: Not Listed

Sources

  1. Campbell Duck. 1993. Accessed November 2011 http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/waterfowl/campbell.html
  2. CITES Appendices. Accessed December 2012. www.cites.org
  3. IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Accessed December 2012. www.iucnredlist.org
Campbell Duck