Mandarin Duck

Posted: July 6, 2016 in Birds, Natural History
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This colourful and attractive duck species was introduced into private collections in the UK from China, but escapees have formed feral breeding populations mainly in southern England, although there are small populations in Scotland and Wales.

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It is estimated that the Uk breeding population is 2300 pairs with a wintering population of around 7000 birds.

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female Mandarin duck

female Mandarin duck

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