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A portrait

A portrait
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 100D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-26 13:27
Viewed: 1750
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The portrait of the male of the Mandarin duck. This picture was taken at Uroczysko lakelet in Szczecin city.
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan. The species was once widespread in eastern Asia, but large-scale exports and the destruction of its forest habitat have reduced populations in eastern Russia and in China to below 1,000 pairs in each country; Japan, however, is thought to still hold some 5,000 pairs. Specimens frequently escape from collections, and in the 20th century a large feral population was established in Great Britain; more recently small numbers have bred in Ireland, concentrated in the parks of Dublin. There are now about 7000 in Britain, and other populations on the European continent, the largest in the region of Berlin. Isolated popula-tions exist in the United States. The town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has a limited population.
PL – portret samca kaczki mandarynki. Samiec tego gatunku jest bardzo jaskrawo ubarwiony. Mandarynki zamieszkują dorzecze Amuru, Sachalin, Japonię, Mandżurię i wschodnie Chiny. Zimują w Japonii i południowo-wschodnich Chinach. W Europie gatunek hodowany od XVIII wieku, jako ptak ozdobny. Zbiegłe z hodowli osobniki tworzą utrzymujące się, osiadłe populacje, głównie w dużych miastach. Mandarynki są spotykane również w Polsce.

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