Mandarin Duck

This bright and unmistakeable duck is often seen on the golf course. Whilst the male is particularly colourful, the female is, as is common with most duck species, a more subtle mottled brown with an attractive green patch over the eyes. The Mandarin Duck is not native to Britain and escaped from wildlife collections. It nests in holes in trees which it lines with feathers from its softer underbelly. When the ducklings emerge, their first experience of life is to jump out of the tree to the ground where the male will be waiting and calling them.

Mandarin Ducks on Golf course -23.04.20- Mark Dodd

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