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Mandarin Duck

Posted: December 26, 2013 in Birds, Natural History


The Mandarin Duck was introduced into wildfowl collections in the Uk from its native home in China. Over the years a number of birds have escaped and formed the basis of a ‘wild’ population. They are mainly found in south, central and eastern England although small populations do occur in Northern England, Scotland and Wales. It is estimated that there are 2,300 breeding pairs in the wild and a total population of around 7000 birds.


female Mandarin duck

female Mandarin duck

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