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Oriental duck

Oriental duck
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, Marumi 58 mm MC-UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 12:12
Viewed: 1590
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The adult male of the Mandarin duck. This picture was taken at Uroczysko lakelet in Szczecin.
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 Chi-na 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 po-pulation 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 populations exist in the United States. The town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has a limited population.
PL – kaczka mandarynka. 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. Mandarynka jest spotykana również w Polsce.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-02 22:20]

exciting colors on the species. really beautiful species. nice angle and framing. tfs.

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