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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 8 years ago

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

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 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 8 years ago

Thanks Daniel! (belatedly)

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 8 years ago

Beautiful bird

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks Luis and Donna!!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Congratulations on your Spotting of the Day!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Beautiful bird, congrats Christy.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks so much Captain!!

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 8 years ago

GREAT SPOTTING!!!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thank you everyone!!!

FrancisQuintana
FrancisQuintana 8 years ago

Congrats!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

nice congrats

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Congrats Christy...

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Christy !!

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 8 years ago

Congratulations Christy nice spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thank you so much, nexttogone!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 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 8 years ago

Congratulations! This is an amazing series!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 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 8 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautiful series, Christy - congratulations!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks Jolly!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Christy. Nice series

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thank you, Maggie!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks Ryan!

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Colorado, USA

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

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