[Tweeters] A rare Mandarin duck is hanging out in NYC's Central Park and nobody knows how it got there - CNN

Catherine cma at squeakyfiddle.com
Sat Nov 3 18:25:30 PDT 2018


Interesting - my husband and I oohed and aahed over a Mandarin Duck on the Thames River in Richmond, London about a week ago. A local ID’d it for us. Seems as if they are fairly common there.




> On Nov 3, 2018, at 5:14 PM, Hal Michael <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:

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> I believe that at least for a while they were reasonably self-sustaining in Stanley Park. Also, they seem to have established a small population in the Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino area. They seem to be a bit more cold tolerant than Woodies, especially for spring nesting, so they might be at a competitive advantage up here.

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> They have also established a fairly strong population in England.

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> Obviously, most are escapees but they do have the ability to go feral. Most breeders that I am aware of allow the female to incubate and raise the ducklings so there is a lot of nature in their nurture.

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>> On November 3, 2018 at 4:58 PM Vicki Biltz <vickibiltz at gmail.com> wrote:

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>> I’ve encountered several Mandarins over the years, including a pair that had bred, and were considered escapees from a breeder or a zoo. This was in the Midwest years ago. I’ve always considered them escapees. Why wouldn’t this fall under the same category? I’ve always ignored them, since I know bird breeders also breed them.

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>> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:40 PM Dan Reiff, PhD < dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com> wrote:

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>> https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/02/us/mandarin-duck-central-park-nyc-trnd/index.html

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