[Animals of the world: ducks] Origin and history Ecology and characteristics
Ducks are birds of the Anatidae family that are currently bred around the world. Biologically, it is the same species as the mallard, and breeding has been done, so there are many species. Today, they are also raised as livestock, and it is said that they were domesticated more recently than chickens. The history of ducks spans thousands of years, so they have a fairly long history.