Northern shoveler ducklings and eggs at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana

Several fluffy gray-and-yellow ducklings crowded on top of one another next to three white eggs

Northern shoveler ducklings and eggs at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana

These northern shoveler ducklings at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana are precocial. Precocial birds hatch with feathers, with their eyes open, and pretty much ready to leave the nest and run around within hours.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Steve Dawes/USFWS
Ecosystem
Mountain
Species
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Birds
Wildlife refuges