Nests, Eggs & Baby Birds



"Mandarin Duck"






"Mandarin eggs in nest"
Photograph by

Ian Gereg
www.exoticwaterfowl.com
"Mandarin eggs in nest"
Photograph by

Ian Gereg
www.exoticwaterfowl.com
"Mandarin Duck on nest"
Photograph by

Ski S. Diverscreek Waterfowl








Mandarin Ducks are a medium-sized duck of lakes and rivers in wooded areas. Very colorful birds, usually in pairs or small parties by secluded wooded lakes and rivers; larger gatherings form in autumn and winter. They nest above the ground in tree holes or artificial nesting sites. It spends most of daytime loafing under hanging waterside vegation or on partially-submerged branches. It is most active in early mornings and evenings. It feeds by picking food from water surface or while walking along banks, rarely dives. Flight action fast adn agile. Mandarin ducks mix little with other species.





Nest: Nest site normally a tree hole, rarely on ground under bushes or logs.

Eggs: 9-12

Food: seeds, insects, rice






***To learn more about Mandarin Ducks, please visit my "Mandarin Ducks" page.





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