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Taxidermy Common Duck, which is mounted on wooden plinth. Duck has all feathers intact, and is a lovely condition with no mite damage. A really nice example of a lovely clean bird.
It looks like the legs have been bent at some point which has caused a couple of cracks to legs where the wire are placed, although this is hardly noticeable.
Ducks eyes and beak are good.
Size 12 inch tall, 16 inch with of base.
Duck is the common name for numerous species in the waterfowl family Anatidae which also includes swans and geese. Ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.
Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules and coots.
Taxidermy Common Duck
Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal’s body via mounting (over an armature) or stuffing, for the purpose of display or study. Animals are often, but not always, portrayed in a lifelike state. The word taxidermy describes the process of preserving the animal, but the word is also used to describe the end product, which are called taxidermy mounts or referred to simply as “taxidermy”.
The word taxidermy is derived from the Greek words taxis and derma. Taxis means “arrangement”, and derma means “skin” (the dermis). The word taxidermy translates to “arrangement of skin”.
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