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Mandarin duck

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Scientific name : Aix galericulata

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Description

The Mandarin duck is a perching duck species it is closely related to the North American wood duck. The adult male is a striking and unmistakablebird. It 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. 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.

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Habitat

Found in East  Asia and China.

 

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Diet

Submerged plants and Small aquatic animals

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Weight

600 - 70 Grams

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Height

48 Centimetres

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