Loaded with precious calories, energy-rich suet makes an utterly dependable year-round feeding choi…

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The 'wildfowl' are medium to large birds with rather long or very long necks, mostly short, broad bills.

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A single hen harrier chick has successfully fledged at RSPB Geltsdale for the first time in a decade.

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Few other birds don such a dramatic and colorful costume for breeding as the male Mandarin Duck! Some say these ducks are showy and gaudy, but I think they are gorgeous! Mandarin Ducks are relatives of another beautiful duck, the Wood duck.  Both ducks are perching ducks and are likely hide their beauty in dark wooded areas, along streams.  You can imagine my delight in find both species in the same place, and not in a zoo!

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I saw a couple looking at something across the lake through binoculars. When I stopped to ask them what they were seeing, they told me that they thought they were seeing a Merganser. When I looked, I saw that they were really looking at a breeding Horned Grebe. (I had been taking close up photos of one the day before!) We looked it up in their field guide just to verify it. Next time I will be the one that needs the help.

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The Mandarin duck can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom, Wales. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

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This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

The beautiful Mandarin Duck was introduced from the Far East, where it can still be found in China, Japan, Korea and parts of Russia. It escaped, or was deliberately released, from captivity. Mandarin Ducks are actually quite shy birds, often hiding beneath overhanging willows and usually only forming small flocks.

Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in north-west England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers.

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Mandarin ducklings are almost identical in appearance to wood ducklings, and very similar to mallard ducklings. The ducklings can be distinguished from mallard ducklings because the eye-stripe of mandarin ducklings (and wood ducklings) stops at the eye, while in mallard ducklings it reaches all the way to the bill.[citation needed]

Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Aix galericulata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/11/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/11/2016.