MANDARIN
(Aix Galericulata)
Mallard                  Marbled Teal


Geese of the World Zone - Slimbridge
The Mandarin is found in the Geese of the World Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
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Breeding Habitat
Ussuri to Sakhalin, Manchuria, North East China and Japan.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
They winter in lowland Eastern China and Southern Japan.

Conservation Status


Size
410mm to 490mm (16" to 19")

Appearance - Drake
The male Mandarin has a Red bill, large White eye-stripe, Reddish face and whiskers. A Purple breast with two vertical White bars, Ruddy flanks, two Orange sails at the back. The feet and legs are Yellow.

Appearance - Duck
The female is Grey/Brown with a thin White eye-stripe which circles the eye, Grey bill, and dark Yellow legs.

Habitat
Dense Woodland near shallow Lakes, Marshes and Ponds.

Diet
Plants, Seeds, Snails, Insects and small Fish.

Breeding Time
March to April.

Nest
The nest is built in hollows in trees close to the water.

Eggs
Quantity: 9 to 12.
Colour: Cream/White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Rouen Duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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MANDARIN
Mallard                  Marbled Teal
Mandarin
©Nigel Key Mandarin (Slimbridge June 2009)

The Mandarin or Mandarin Duck is a perching duck and is closely related to the North American Wood Duck.

The Mandarin was named due to its striking appearance which resembles the Chinese Mandarin dress.

The greatest threat to the Mandarin is loss of habitat due to loggers and also hunting. They are currently classed as Least Concern.
   Hear the Mandarin's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2014) Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2014) Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2015)
17/05/14
17/05/14
23/05/15
Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2014) Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2014) Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2014)
16/03/14
16/03/14
16/03/14
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2013) Male/Female Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2013) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2013)
Male 25/05/13
Male/Female 25/05/13
Male 25/05/13
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012)
Male 26/05/12
Male 26/05/12
Male 26/05/12
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge May 2012)
Male 26/05/12
Male 26/05/12
Male 26/05/12
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge April 2011) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge April 2011) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge April 2011)
Male 09/04/11
Male 09/04/11
Male 09/04/11
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2011) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge April 2011) Male & Female Mandarin (Slimbridge April 2011)
Male/Female 25/03/11
Male 09/04/11
Male/Female 09/04/11
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge June 2009) Female Mandarin (Slimbridge June 2009) Female Mandarin (Slimbridge June 2009)
Male 03/06/09
Female 03/06/09
Female 03/06/09
Male Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2009) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge March 2009) Male Mandarin (Slimbridge June 2009)
Male 24/03/09
Male 24/03/09
Male 03-06-09





Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
American Wood Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk