China and Japan
Lakes, ponds and rivers, and found near the urban areas
6-7 years in the wild, up to 10 years in captivity
Extinct in the Wild
In their native China mandarins have long been regarded as symbolsof fidelity and pairs were given to brides on their wedding day.
Mandarin duck is considered as the world’s most beautiful and colorful duck. The mandarin duck has the most elaborate and ornate plumage which made it an artist’s favorite. Their plumage is a combination of white, black, grey, cream, orange, and green.
Female ducks choose a hole or cavity in a tree trunk where they lay 9-12 eggs during April and May. After an incubation period of 34-36 days, baby ducks (called ducklings) will hatch.