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Mandarin duck: colorful feathered aquatic animal


A pretty animal: The mandarin duck comes from East Asia - Image: Shutterstock / Richard A McMillin

The East Asian mandarin duck prefers to live in waters surrounded by the forest. Too bad that it is so rare in Europe, because it is really beautiful. A pretty animal: The mandarin duck comes from East Asia - Image: Shutterstock / Richard A McMillin And a nice double pack at the end: two mandarin ducks on tour - Image: Shutterstock / Ervin Monn The colorful drakes cannot be overlooked - Image: Shutterstock / Marek Stuchly And his colorful crest is also impressive - Image: Shutterstock / Andrea Izzotti They feel most comfortable where there are lakes or ponds and forests - Image: Shutterstock / Tomatito Mandarin ducks live in flocks with several animals - Image: Shutterstock / stockphoto mania A pair of mandarin ducks: The female has a plumage in brownish tones - Image: Shutterstock / Vlasta Kaspar The pretty ornamental birds can also fly - Image: Shutterstock / Rene Sputh The mandarin duck prefers to splash undisturbed: it is very shy - Image: Shutterstock / BT Mullis Splashing at any temperature: The mandarin duck has no problem with the cold - Image: Shutterstock / Alexander Erdbeer

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