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Mandarin Duck (Female)

Aix galericulata

Description:

Male Mandarin duck 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. Female Mandarin duck 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.

Habitat:

Shallow lakes, marshes, ponds.

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5 Comments

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 9 years ago

Fascinating birds..!!!

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 9 years ago

No problem. Lovely photo!

YorkieSutaryo
YorkieSutaryo 9 years ago

Thanks alin :D

YorkieSutaryo
YorkieSutaryo 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID Alice :D

alin
alin 9 years ago

Lovely photo

YorkieSutaryo
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日野市 (Hino), Japan

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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