Ducks can move each eye independently and store information on both their brains. 

Ducks have exceptional visual skills and can see details from far away. 

Ducklings learn to communicate with each other in eggs and try to hatch together, just like other waterfowls. 

Ducks can swim in cold weather because their blood vessels are so close to each other. This helps prevent heat loss. 

Duckbills are sensitive to touch, and have touch receptors similar to our fingertips. 

To look out for predators, ducks can keep one eye open when they are sleeping. 

Ducks possess up to 12,000 feather-controlling muscles, just like other waterfowls. These muscles are used to lift and compress feathers, regulate body temperature, and express emotion. 

Research suggests that ducks may prefer colors from the blue or green spectrum. 

Ducklings' ability to see the relationships between objects is an indication of their abstract thinking abilities. 

Mallards often have eggs that are fertilized with different males. This increases the chance of successful fertilization and genetic variation. 

Nest parasitism refers to the practice by which many ducks and waterfowl lay eggs in the nests of other females from the same species. 

The plumage for female ducklings and ducklings consists of plain plumage with dark feathers. This pattern is found on their heads as well as their eyes. This helps to camouflage their eyes against predators and other ducks. 

All ducks can learn how to dive. However, certain duck species are better at this skill than others. The best duck species is the long-tailed duck, also known as an oldsquaw. It can dive up to 220 feet. 

Harlequin ducks make their nests in rocks near streams. To catch invertebrates, they dive into the roaring water. After they're done, they walk upstream. 

According to the Canadian Wildlife Service, 40% of first-year hens were able to reproduce after hatching from ducklings born within five days. 

These fun facts and interesting facts about ducks should give you a new perspective on these amazing birds. 

The fastest ducks to fly were red-breasted mergansers, which flew at speeds exceeding 100 mph. 

While ducks are usually between 200-400 feet in elevation, they can reach up to 21,000 feet. 

A 29-year old canvasback was taken by a hunter to be the oldest duck.