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Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Habitat:

Prospect Park Greenbelt

Notes:

I found this Mandarin Duck at a pond surrounded by Mallards and Canada Geese...must be a stray from somewhere because Colorado is not his native range!! He sure is a beauty, but probably is lonely...I didn't see a female anywhere!! There are introduced populations in different places around the world, but I had never seen one here in Colorado.

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57 Comments (1–25)

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 10 years ago

Hard to imagine the ladies not flocking to that handsome fella.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Thanks, matimar...I am aware there are mallards in the mix, but this is a spotting for the Mandarin Duck. I have a separate spotting of the mallard. Thanks for the comment!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Daniel! (belatedly)

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 11 years ago

Beautiful bird

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Luis and Donna!!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 11 years ago

Congratulations on your Spotting of the Day!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 years ago

Beautiful bird, congrats Christy.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks so much Captain!!

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 11 years ago

GREAT SPOTTING!!!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thank you everyone!!!

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 11 years ago

Congrats!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

nice congrats

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Congrats Christy...

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Christy !!

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 11 years ago

Congratulations Christy nice spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thank you so much, nexttogone!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks, Lisa! I feel sorry for him too...I e-mailed our zoo to see if they had any ideas...I've yet to hear anything back.

nexttogone
nexttogone 11 years ago

Congratulations! This is an amazing series!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 11 years ago

Congratulations Christy on your SOTD! Nicely done! These ducks are often kept by zoos, parks and farms here in the U.S. So sorry he does not have a mate though.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Beautiful series, Christy - congratulations!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Jolly!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Congratulations Christy. Nice series

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thank you, Maggie!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Thanks Ryan!

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Oct 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 24, 2012

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