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No Kissing in Public Please !!!

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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-27 19:43
Viewed: 2573
Points: 6
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(Notes from Birdforum)

Mandarin Ducks


An East Asian duck breeding in the far east of Russia, in north-eastern China and Hokkaido. A summer visitor to northern parts of breeding range wintering in southern Japan and eastern China. Has been recorded south to the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan.

Introduced and now well established in Britain with the main breeding areas are in southern England in Surrey, Berkshire and neighbouring counties but sporadic breeding occurs throughout England and around Perth in Scotland. In addition there are small and scattered breeding populations in Ireland. Has bred or breeds regularly in small numbers in various other European countries including France, Belgium and the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, Austria, Germany and Switzerland but these populations may not yet be self-supporting.

Local escapes or wanderers from England have been seen throughout Europe north to Iceland and south to Spain, also in Morocco.

As the native Asian birds continue to decline through persecution and habitat loss the British population has become increasingly important and there may now be more birds in Britain than in China.


In its homeland a bird of lakes and rivers in forested regions, marshes and more open waters in winter. In Britain it is found on lakes and streams in parkland farmland with nearby deciduous woodland.

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照的清晰 很可愛的一對水鳥
顏色很鮮豔 動作太有趣了

really emotional image of loving birds. good presentation. tfs.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-30 8:47]

This is a beautiful moment Ang! and a excellent moment very well captured by your picture! I like it a lot. Congratulation. Saludos.

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