Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata

Mandarin ducks can cover some serious ground. When migrating, they travel up to 500 miles in just one day!

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ORIGIN:
China, Japan and Siberia

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HABITAT:
Wooded, rocky ponds and streams

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1 lb
Height: 8-10 in

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DIET:
Seeds, rice and fish

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and otters

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
1-month incubation; sexually mature at 1 yr

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 12 yrs in the wild

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