Mandarines again

As an addition to my recently posted photo of a Mandarine Duck, here are two others that will show even better how amazing they are.

Male’s close up + 2 males in a full glory of their colours.

Mandarine close up

Mandarine male + mallards

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18 thoughts on “Mandarines again

  1. Hey … I hope you appreciate how extremely fortunate you are, having access to Mandarines like that! Not a chance here… at least not where I live. Maybe in some park somewhere, I don’t know … In any event; your photos are lovely!!!

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    1. As far as I know, these guys originate from Asia and were brought to Europe to be a decoration of private parks. Escaped, settled, multiplied 🙂 I’ve heard they can be found even in Finland. Maybe they’ve never come to N. America.

      Thanks for your compliment!

      Ha det bra!

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  2. Those chicks almost look painted. I’ve never seen the babies before, so this is quite a treat. Thanks for the share. 🙂

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  3. That’s what you think when you see them for the first time: they are painted! The females are much less colored (mostly gray/white) but equally charming.

    Thanks!

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