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Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) male in eclipse

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. These are normally very colorful waterfowl but this male is in eclipse plumage. He still has a sweet looking face.

 

Photographed at the San Diego Zoo

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Taken on July 18, 2011