French: Canard mandarin German: Mandarinente Spanish: Pato mandarín
Scattered in Russian Ussuriland, Sakhalin I, NE China, Korea, Japan. Continental populations winter in S China.
41–51 cm; male 571–693 g, female 428–608 g; wingspan 68–74 cm. Male Male swimming has eclipse plumage, but in breeding plumage is completely... read more
Generally rather quiet, usually vocalizing only when disturbed or in courtship: male calls mainly... read more
Pools, lakes, rivers, marshes and swamps surrounded by dense deciduous forest. Has a preference for... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, particularly nuts, acorns, sweet chestnut, beechmast and grain, aquatic plants and animal food (land snails, frogs, tadpoles,... read more
Starts Apr in England and Russia, but apparently not until Jun in Japan; in NE China egg-laying occurred 22 Apr to 11 Jun in one study.... read more
Asian population essentially migratory, wintering at lower latitudes in E, C & S China, as well... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). At present, majority of Asian population, which was estimated at just 6100–6600 pairs in mid 1980s, occurs in Japan, with... read more
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