Why do ducks wag their tails?
Many people love to watch dogs because of their seemingly funny behavior. Â Some people even love ducks so much that they have them as pets. Â One of the most endearing duck behaviors is the wagging of their tails. Â Many people find it amusing when they see ducks walking around and wagging their tails. Â Aside from being amused though, there are also people who wonder why some ducks seem to wag their tails a lot. Â When the animal behavior experts are asked, many would point the tail-wagging as some kind of mating behavior. Â This is especially true for some duck species wherein the males do the tail wagging while in water. Â In Mallard ducks for example, the males are known to do some neck shaking and tail wagging while trying to get close to a female duck. Â Aside from wagging their tails, male Mallard ducks are also known to raise the tips of their wings during the so-called courtship dance.
In the case of ducks that wag their tails while on ground, some people believe that they do it out of joy and excitement. Â This is especially noticeable when ducks are drinking water from a bucket or have just eaten food. Â Many people see many ducks in these kinds of situations to be wagging their tales. Â Food and water is a source of energy and pleasure for many ducks and tail-wagging may simply mean that they are happy with their meal.
For ducks that just came out of the water for example, tail-wagging is literally needed to shake off the water in their feathers. Â Wagging helps them dry off faster and allow them to do other activities. Â For some people, the tail-wagging in ducks is simply an effect of nature since ducks literally walk with their tails moving from side to side. Â This natural movement always make it seem that ducks wag their tails often.
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