It is related to the Wood Duck. 9 Years. Here is a picture of my wood duck hen with babys in a nest box. Scroll down into the the sidebar, and take a look at some of the Birding Hot Spots listed. The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species native to the East Palearctic. Posted by Orange County Birder Girl at Wednesday, October 31, 2007. Clicking on this link is how you comment or send a message to the OC Birder Girl. I moderate the comments and see your message. In either case, she… It is related to the Wood Duck. Description Here are the characteristic features of their appearance […] These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Since I put a lot of information in each post, the original date I start the blog is the post date, but it may not be the date I publish it. The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species native to the East Palearctic.It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan. Go to the end of a post and click on the comment link. Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country. Unlike most other ducks, the wood duck has sharp claws for perching in trees and can, in southern regions, produce two broods in a single season—the only North American duck that can do so. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. Mandarins are frequent and breeding in the wild with a well-established population. Phil Atkinson explains the technology behind tracking. The Wood Duck, also known as Carolina Duck, is one of the most beautiful duck species from North America. I have two great shops for birders. Males are easy to identify but the females are confusingly similar. Are you wondering where to go birding in Orange County? Mandarin ducks are not native to the region, so that would make this little female either an escapee or a very lost duck indeed (technically, this makes her a "vagrant species" in the area). It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan. We need to find the surveyors of the future. My focus is getting detailed, helpful information about good places to go birding and information about wild birds in Orange County. I welcome all comments about birding, wild birds, feeding wild birds, gardening for birds birding in Orange County, California, birding hot spots, and other comments related to birding in Orange County. The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Registered Charity Number 216652 (England & Wales), SC039193 (Scotland), © British Trust for Ornithology, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, Tel: +44 (0)1842 750050 Fax: +44 (0)1842 750030. With your help we can provide resources to educate, engage and empower. I have another hen setting on eggs . They are not to be confused with the Australian Wood Duck. Learn to tell the difference between a male mandarin duck and a wood duck. The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is a medium-sized freshwater bird in the perching duck family. Thread starter #7 Chicken0Boy Songster. If you have a question and would like to ask for information about birding, wild birds, or feeding wild birds, go to, A Walk in Huntington Central Park West 10/15/2007, Confusing Ducks and Hybrids from Cornell University, Mandarin Duck Video from the Internet Bird Collection, Search for books, DVDs, binoculars, digital cameras and more at, El Dorado Audubon (Long Beach and nearby areas), Pomona Valley Audubon Society (Claremont), San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society (SB, Riverside, Imperial Counties), Sunrise/Sunset Moonrise/Moonset US Naval Observatory, Most Recent California/Nevada Earthquakes fromUSGS, Traffic Report--Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas, Bird Walks and Nature Programs in Orange County, Birding Hot Spots in Orange County, California, The Birds of Bolsa Chica Versus Brightwater's Wall of Glass, The Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns of Orange County, Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve aka Newport Back Bay, A Windy Walk at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, White-crowned Sparrows--Zonotrichia leucophrys, Aliso And Wood Canyons Wilderness Park (Laguna Niguel), Arroyo Trabuco--Now part of O'Neill Regional Park (Trabuco Canyon), Banning Ranch Conservancy (Newport Beach), Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park (North of Irvine), Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (Huntington Beach), Caspers Wilderness Park (San Juan Capistrano), Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve (Part of Chino Hills State Park), Crown Valley Community Park (Laguna Niguel), Crystal Cove State Park (Corona del Mar/Laguna Beach), Deer Canyon Preserve Park (Anaheim Hills), Environmental Nature Center (Newport Beach), Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve (North of Irvine Lake), Harriet M. 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