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young male Mandarin duck

Aix galericulata

Habitat:

While canoeing I spotted this small duck in a river near a nature reserve in the middle of Holland.

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XXD17
XXD17 7 years ago
Mandarin duck
Aix galericulata


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4 Comments

Antoine Verfaille
Antoine Verfaille 7 years ago

Thank you Xiaoxuan These pictures look exactly like the duck I saw.

XXD17
XXD17 7 years ago

Here's a juvenile male Mandarin:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/cfs-fil...

Here's an Eclipsed male:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/cfs-fil...

Antoine Verfaille
Antoine Verfaille 7 years ago

I thought it was a female mandarin duck, but I got confused by the orange beak and the brown patch on top of the head. Still I can't find any pictures ore information on changing young male mandarin ducks.

XXD17
XXD17 7 years ago

This is a Mandarin duck...it's male in eclipse phase

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 20, 2013
Submitted on Aug 21, 2013

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