Mandarin Duck

Zoo Location: Wetland
 Mandarin Duck
Habitat

Swamps, lakes and pools.

Wild Diet

Seeds, acorns, rice, insects, snails and small fish.

Behaviour

They have very elaborate courtship displays which help to establish lasting pair bonds.

Breeding

They lay 9-12 eggs in a nest in a tree hole.

Conservation

Although under threat in their native China there are introduced populations living wild in Europe.

 Mandarin Duck  Mandarin Duck

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Aix galericulata
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anatidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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