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Mandarin duck

Tropics·Bird

These ducks are often featured in artwork as symbols of fidelity and affection. In Korea, carved Mandarin ducks are sometimes given as wedding gifts. A Chinese proverb refers to a loving couple as “two Mandarin ducks playing in the water.”

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span3-12 years
  • Body sizearound 16-19 in. long
  • Native habitat Forests and wetlands of East Asia
  • DietWater plants and grains, insects, small fish, worms, snails
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