Domestic duck

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Domestic duck
Pekin duck
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
A. p. domesticus
Trinomial name
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

The domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) is a type of mallard that has been domesticated by humans and raised for meat, eggs, and feathers while some are kept as pets.