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Bowing Drakes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Songster

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    Our three drakes have recently started gathering in a little circle and then "bowing" or bobbing at each other. Is this behavior significant some how? They only seem to do this when the drakes are grouped together. It's an odd thing to watch. Brings to mind the hokey pokey! [​IMG]
     

  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

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    Do they do a little honk-whistle when they do that? That's a showing off behavior. If there were females around, they would be doing that to show off for them. But, they do it to each other, too.
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Songster

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    Yes. they do, indeed, do a honk-whistle when they are doing it! Thanks!
     

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