Mandarin Duck

Another  fine photo from Wollaton Park, courtesy of Nic Cairns.  A male Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata :

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Like some other ducks I’ve featured, the Mandarin isn’t native; it has been kept in ornamental parks, but has escaped and established itself in the wild.  It definitely seems at home the parkland of Wollaton.

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