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Manadarin duck
Manadarin duck
Chinese symbol of marital fidelity.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Duck
Genus: Wood ducks
Species: Mandarin
General Settings
  • The range of mandarins includes the countries of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), as well as the Amur and Sakhalin regions of Russia, the south of the Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krai.
  • Length – 40-48 cm.
  • Weight – 400-700 g.
  • The diet includes seeds, fruits of aquatic plants, acorns, frogs, small fish, snails, beetles.
  • Life expectancy-up to 25 years.

In China, noble grandees in colorful clothes were called tangerines. The mandarin duck got its name precisely for the bright outfit of the drake.


Social behavior


Usually tangerines are kept in pairs, they form small flocks during the winter, while the pairs are preserved. During the mating season, the male usually mates with one female.


Reproduction


There are an average of 9 eggs in the hoard. Incubation begins after the last egg is laid, this is necessary in order for the chicks to hatch in one day. Only the female incubates. The chicks are born sighted, covered with gray down.


Species and people


Mandarins have been used for many centuries to decorate park reservoirs in various countries of the world.


Interesting Facts


Mandarins arrange nests in tree hollows at a height of up to 20 m, and ducklings simply jump from them to the ground.

The male, courting the female, rumbles in a low voice.

Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
    vu
  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex
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