Mandarin Duck

The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and whiskers. The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange sails at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill

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The Mandarin Duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. More

The average length for the Mandarin Duck is between 43-51cm, wings folded 22.1-22.6cm. They have a tail length of 10.2-10.4cm and an average bill length of 27.9mm. In full plumage, the male Mandarin is the most beautiful of all ducks. The males have an iridescent crown extending to a long crest and chestnut cheeks. The breast is maroon with black and white vertical stripes; the abdomen and underside are white with gold and black flanks. More

A Mandarin Duck Figurine could be just the thing for you! = This website is dedicated to the Feng Shui mandarin duck and the mandarin duck Feng Shui products that has been inspired by it. The mandarin duck has long been considered among the most beautiful birds. The male in particular is sought after for its colorful plumage. More

Mandarin Duck - DrakeThe Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. Mandarin Ducks, which are referred to by the Chinese as Yuan-yang (simplified Chinese: 鸳鸯; traditional Chinese: 鴛鴦; pinyin: yuān yāng), are frequently featured in Oriental art and are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity. More

The Mandarin Duck by Christopher Savage Black Publishing of London (1952) This book is out of print as far as I know. Originally published: 11-14-2006 Last updated: 04-27-2010 Computer-Repair-Now.com Copyright © 1997 - 2010 Acorn Hollow Bantams. All Rights Reserved. More

Does the mandarin duck have webbed feet? Post a question - any question - to the WikiAnswers community: Copyrights: Dictionary. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2007, 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Read more Animal Encyclopedia. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Copyright © 2005 by The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Read more WordNet. More

Mandarin Ducks at Tracy Aviary. I've attached a photo of one of those that appeared to be in eclipse plumage-at least that is what one of the attendants told me. More

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In Mandarin Duck this extends backwards from the eye in a long, narrow tapering line, like the outline of white spectacle frames, but in Wood Duck it is shorter, broader and blunter. The female is duller in colour and has an overall grey appearance marked by a curving white stripe behind the eye and a series of white blotches on the under parts. In flight, both sexes display a bluish-green iridescent speculum. More

Squaw Creek's Mandarin Duck page - birds for sale here The Gazette's page on raising the Wood Duck and Mandarin Duck Philly Zoo Animal Facts on the Mandarin Duck Mandarins at Blue Hen Farm There's a Mailing List at Yahoo devoted to Mandarins Jan's Ornamental Waterfowl Mandarins at Morgan's Bantam Waterfowl and Chickens Giffs Farm - A Mandarin drake Photo courtesy of Squaw Creek More

Mandarin duck standing on a waterside log Mandarin ducks in Britain are the descendants of captive-bred ducks which escaped or were deliberately released. Mandarins are one of the few duck species which are not hunted for food - apparently they taste really bad! What do they sound like? - 1. More

The Mandarin Duck's basic diet consists of water plants, rice and other grains. Derstruction of habitat has had a severe impact on the oriental populations of Mandarins. In 1911, the Tung Ling forest, a Mandarin stronghold, was opened up for settlement and thereafter forests were cleared. By 1928 few sufficient breeding areas remained. The current Asian population may be under 20,000 birds. One factor that has helped the Mandarin to survive is their bad taste. These ducks are not hunted for food. More

the North American Wood Duck and the Mandarin Duck of east Asia and Japan. Both whe Wood Duck and mandarin are easy to care for and breed and have been commonly bred on game farms and in zoos for decades. The stunning beauty and charming behavior of the Wood Duck and Mandarin has made them among the most popular of all the ducks. There is information on the Wood Duck and Mandarin, including where you can get them, in each issue of the Game Bird Gazette magazine. More

Mandarin ducks have been used for centuries as the most traditional symbol of love in Feng Shui practice. The Mandarin ducks signifies love, romance, devotion, fidelity, affection and partner loyalty. In real life, Mandarin ducks are always seen as loving pairs. The symbols are often used to help singles find love partners in love and eventually marital bliss. More

Mandarin Duck, can hardly be found, when in health and full nuptial plumage. They are natives of China and Japan, and are held in such high esteem by the Chinese that they can hardly be obtained at any price, the natives having a singular dislike to seeing the birds pass into the possession of Europeans. More

Mandarin duck loses his distinctive plumage and looks almost like a female Mandarin. Following the breeding season, the males molt all of their colorful feathers, which do not re-grow until sometime in the fall. Amazing bird Mandarin duck The female is duller in color and has an overall grey appearance marked by a curving white stripe behind the eye and a series of white blotches on the underparts. More

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The mandarin duck has a glossy greenish-black forehead that turns to purple as it slopes to a crest at the back of the head. The sides of the head are white with chestnut in front of the eyes. The sides of the neck and the cheeks have longer brown feathers. The upper breast is maroon, and the lower breast and belly are white. The sides and flanks are brown with black streaks and wing sails, which are bright orange feathers. More

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* Mandarin Ducks are related to the North American Wood Duck, which shares its brilliant coloration . They can perch on branches and other structures, a rare ability in waterfowl. * Females nest high up in holes of trees or in rare cases on the ground near bushes and logs . More

The Mandarin Duck is a native of north-east Asia and Japan but was introduced as an ornamental waterfowl at the beginning of the 20th century. Mandarin Duck habitat The Mandarin Duck is a native of north-east Asia and Japan but was introduced as an ornamental waterfowl at the beginning of the 20th century. The bulk of the population is found in southern England with some remote populations in Scotland. More

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Mandarin Ducks are similar to Wood Ducks, but somewhat fancier and more colorful. Males have cinnamon-colored wings, a white belly, green crest, and long white and rust feathers on the back of the head. They have a white ring around each eye. Their bill is red, and the feet are orangish-yellow. Females are browner overall, and are very plain compared to males. More

For hundreds of years Mandarin Ducks have been found in the forests of Asia and, in the West, they have been kept and bred for more than 200 years. Appearance The drake is by far the more spectacular bird with a swept back erectile crest on top of its head. The drake's forehead is greenish black and the crest area is purple with a white splash on the side of the head.The breast is maroon with a base colour of chestnut. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Aix
Species : galericulata
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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