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mandarin duck

see aix galericulata. Called also Dendronessa galericulata.
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Bird species that tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 in South Korea, 2010-2011 Avian order and species Scientific name Galliformes * Domestic chicken Gallus gallus domesticus Common quail Coturnix coturnix Common pheasant Phasianus colchicus Domestic turkey Meleagris gallopavo Anseriformes Domestic duck * Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Mandarin duck Aix galericulata Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus Baikal teal Anas formosa White-fronted goose Anser albifrons Spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha Falconiformes Eurasian sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus Strigiformes Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo Unknown -- Total Avian order and species Sample No.
Mandarin ducks were introduced to the UK from China in the early 20th century and can be seen in various parts of the country, though not typically in Yorkshire.
Mandarin ducks, which originate from the Far East, mate for life and are symbols of love and faithfulness but the Dewsbury drake was missing female company.
Web feat: Mandarin ducks Jack and |Vera have 221 friends on Facebook after setting up home in North Wales
The mandarin duck symbol is often used in Chinese weddings because of the maleEUROs role in nurturing its offspring after they have hatched.
Warden Sarah Money, based at Conwy RSPB nature reserve in Llandudno Junction, said: "Male mandarin ducks are kept quite commonly by people as ornamental wildfowl and in larger wildfowl collections.
Surveillance and isolation of HPAI H5N1 from wild mandarin ducks (Aix galericulata).
Yuanyang hudie pai yanjiu ziliao (Research materials on the School of Mandarin Duck and Butterfly) (Shanghai, 1984), vol.
Another rare Mandarin duck has been spotted in Kirklees.
Biggest increases: Goosander, Greylag Goose and Mandarin Duck.
Now the artist, also renowned for his bird paintings, is appealing for the return of the large piece which depicts a Mandarin Duck flapping its wings beside other waterfowl.