The Mandarin Duck is a very beautiful species of waterfowl that is native to eastern parts of Asia. The male in particular is an extremely colorful bird with an unmistakable plumage.
Mandarin Ducks feed by dabbling. They dine mostly on plant matter and seeds, while taking small animals like snails, insects, and even fish on occasion.
Mandarin Ducks are originally from eastern parts of Asia, where some populations are migratory. This is a species known for its beauty and so it has been exported to different parts of the world in waterfowl collections. Escaped birds have established populations in several places including Great Britain, Berlin, and Sonoma County California.