Ducks Food

Finally, the presence of food prolongs the time of the autumn hunting. Rich waters to feed large flocks of ducks to linger as long as finding food. All of this suggests the need for improved feeding conditions in reservoirs and that it's time to organize the hunting ground for breeding waterfowl. Of all the species of nesting dabbling ducks have only shoveler and garganey carnivorous. Even the ducks (red-white-and dives) Plant-eating animal feed. Dabbling ducks (mallard, gray, wigeon, pintail, teal, svistunok) feed, depending on the season, both vegetable and animal foods, preferring vegetation that year-round in large quantities included in their diet. Food of animal origin is of particular importance only in the summer, and feeding of young animals. But at this time ducklings eat aquatic plants.

From duration of stops in a given place depends on which part of the Ducks remain on the nest, and which will fly farther. The abundance and variety of food influence the development and maturation of the young to fall hunting. However, the water itself vegetation is a good source of food of animal origin, since it settles a lot of small lower organisms, insects and their larvae. Thus, most chironomid mapped to comb, less – Ceratophyllum. Other species of organisms in large numbers (more than one ton per 1 ha) are found in thickets ryasok, serving for waterfowl and a highly abundant food. Consumption of aquatic plants and animals organisms in ducks depend on how foraging. True, dabbling ducks do not dive, and take out food from a depth of 30-40 cm, turning this upside down and gathering food from the upper parts of plants, or in shallow water.