Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Mandarin Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aix galericulata
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Freshwater wetlands, flooded paddy-fields, forest streams and grassy pools.
Description : The Mandarin Duck is a colourful waterbird. (adult bird length approximately 44 cm, wing 22.5 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 3.8 cm, tail 11 cm). The male in the breeding season has a large rounded head with long brown crown, red bill, white band behind the eyes and thick-feathered orange neck and cheek. It feeds on aquatic insects, crustaceans and vegetable matters
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Pascal Christe(www.xeno-canto.org/Pascal Christe), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.