Ducks vs. Goose

Goose and ducks are considered to be waterfowl that enjoys spending time on lakes or ponds. They belong to the family of Anatidae. Apart from their usual fluffy and light hues feathers, they exude different behavior and patterns. Ducks are physically smaller than the goose. Goose has more web in their toes as compared to the ducks.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Ducks vs. Goose

Contents: Difference between Ducks and Goose

What are the Ducks?

Ducks are physically smaller than goose and usually have that “quack” sound when they call. Most of the duck species don’t migrate and they just stay within a specific area. They usually have long and broad structure and long-necked though not as long as their other aquatic bird counterparts. Ducks also come in many interesting colors, though a typical duck has white feathers.

Ducks

What is Goose?

Goose is largely sized and usually noted to make a honking noise or call. Those non-domesticated types are migratory and usually fly to far places to look for suitable habitat especially during the changes in the season. It is also noted that since these geese travel everywhere, some people get annoyed by their droppings especially when it comes into consideration for the bacteria that it may have. They are also herbivores.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Goose

Key Differences between Ducks and Goose

  1. Goose is large-sized and usually noted to make a honking noise or call.
  2. Ducks are physically smaller than goose and usually have that “quack” sound when they call.
  3. Goose has more web in their toes as compared to the ducks.
  4. Ducks nostrils are very high up in their bills while the geese’s nostrils are very low down in their bills.
  5. Goose is known to be vegetarians, prefers a diet from shrubs and grasses, while ducks eat insects, fish, and even amphibians.
  6. Goose comes under migratory birds category while ducks don’t.
  7. Ducks are stouter and Geese are longer.
  8. Ducks were made popular in cartoons while geese appeared in some mythological and bedtime stories.
  9. Ducks are identifiable by their broad, flat bill and short legs while geese are larger than ducks, have shorter bills and longer necks.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

2 thoughts on “Ducks vs. Goose”

  1. One key difference is the coloring. Ducks generally have white feathers while geese like the Canada goose have brownish tan feathers. Ducks’ bills are also brighter and more noticeable. That’s how I remember the differences.

    Reply

Leave a Comment