|Mandarin Duck ( Aix galericulata )|
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|The mate is easy to identify. The female has a more discreet plumage with a white spot around the eye.
It is the duck of forests, which likes rivers with woody islands, ponds of forests and wet undergrowth.
||Mandarin ducks often settle on branches over the water or on cliffs which appear. They have a fast and supple flight and they are little talkative.
|Habitat :||It has a zone of nesting about 1000km of diameter in Extreme-Orient on the continent and the Japanese islands.|
|Food :||Animal and vegetable.|
|Size :||16.154 inch (41-49 cm)
||Weight : 400-900 g
||Wing span : 25.61 inch (65-75 cm)