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11/22/09 - Mandarin Duck pair sighted in Sedona Arizona (US) in Oak Creek with many pair of Mallards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.170.65.88 (talk) 03:16, 26 November 2009 (UTC)


Yes thiers a Mandarin Duck in California and it does associate with other ducks.

Theirs also a couple of mandarn ducks at Reading University in the Uk. they seem to happily get on with the mallards and like bread

WE HAVE SOME TOO!

Are there any in minnesota.


Two has been spotted in Norway. http://www.fvn.no/nyheter/setesdal/article368982.ece

Distribution map[edit]

Whoever out there is doing distribution maps: can you revisit this one? For sure, the species is in the east of England—some friends and I saw 26 recently, including one albino drake—GRM 22:01, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

ENGLAND

Don't forget us in England. I live in South Yorkshire in the North of England and we have three pairs of Mandarin Ducks in our Garden, on the River Sheaf. They come and go all day and attack the Mallards. Each Summer we have the babies come to visit and they come and knock on the french windows for food. In late summer the babies join up and are like Teenagers in their behaviour

Endangered?[edit]

The species was once widespread in eastern Asia, but it is now endangered despite being evaluated as Least Concern because of large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat.

What? This doesn't make any sense. If it's endangered why is it labeled least concern? If it's not of concern, why are we saying it's really endangered? What's going on? john k (talk) 00:00, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Yeah I just came across that, as well.. I removed that language and added fact tag. 64.132.221.211 (talk) 17:04, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Mandarin Duck[edit]

24th April 2008

 Male Mandarin Duck spotted in the Marina on the Llangollen Canal in Wales.U.K. Not sure if there were any females but was accompanied by Mallards male and female.My Grandson was facinated by the amazing plummage but thought he looked sad as ther were no others of his kind.

(82.10.4.255 (talk) 10:56, 27 April 2008 (UTC))

31st March 2009 A pair of Mandarin Ducks were photographed whilst visiting a garden in Broadstone, Dorset, England. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.242.109.173 (talk) 18:05, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Sedona[edit]

The pair of Mandarin Ducks are still in Sedona, AZ near Oak Creek in back of the Amara Resort. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.58.38.83 (talk) 15:39, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic -Vltava River at U Milano[edit]

I have a couple of photographs taken May 4th, 2011 at the camp U Milano during a float on the Vltava River from Cesky Krumlov to Zlatá Koruna (about 50 minutes from start of trip) of a Mandarin Drake in full colorful plumage. The woman from the rafting company recognized the duck and was able to provide the Czech name so it evidently is very common in the district. 87.11.128.176 (talk) 16:36, 11 May 2011 (UTC) Sandi Jull 87.11.128.176 (talk) 16:36, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

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File:Pair of mandarin ducks.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

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Mandarin duck

A male and female mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) at Martin Mere, Lancashire, United Kingdom, showing the sexual dimorphism of the species. The adult male has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers", as well as a purple breast with two vertical white bars, and ruddy flanks. 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.

This species was once widespread in East Asia, but large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat have reduced populations. A large feral population has been established in Great Britain.

Photograph: Francis C. Franklin
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