Rare Mandarin duck mysteriously appears in New York Central Park

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Aw, isn’t he handsome? All he needs now is a mate!
     
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    An "exotic" pet? Color clash with a redecorated apartment?
     
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    Hazelnutty Innocent Bystander

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    Curious if that duck knows how absolutely gorgeous he is? Seriously could be a floating piece of art. I never could have imagined such an oddly beautiful thing
     
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    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    He has a band on one leg. If they can catch the bird, the band should provide some information about where he has been. My first thought is that he is from the Central Park Zoo, but wouldn't the zoo know that?

    Handsome fellow.

    jmo
     
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    I for one salute my Mandarin duck overlord, and bow to him deeply.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    In one of the reports I read, Central Park Zoo has been contacted. The duck is not theirs.

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I agree: The rare duck is a floating work of art. Exquisite!
     
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    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to have a fun mystery to follow on WS. :)
     
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    Thanks for posting the story Bette. That drake really is beautiful and he knows it—‘strutting’ around the pond in front of all of the ducks.
     
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    Genièvre Former Member

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    He has a banded leg as he has broken the chain that bound him! #marxistduck
     
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    Nest boxes and females, please!!!

    Make Way for Mandarin Crested Ducklings in the Plaza Hotel, all due respect to Robert McCloskey, Boston and The Peabody. :)
     
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    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    Yes! It would be fun to have a family started (provided they are happy living in this climate....I'm assuming they are?)
     
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    :D:D:D

    I was wondering about how Mandarin Patinkin would cope with the New York winter. Maybe he’ll fly south.
     
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    Amazingly beautiful bird.
     
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    Artists, grab your brushes and paint!

    Simply stunning.
     
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    “While we may never know for sure how the creature arrived, the duck is integrating well with its surrounding wildlife, including mallard ducks — a Central Park staple.

    'Ducks have their own community, so this is very important,' he said. Ducks need to work together to protect each other, so we don’t want the others to ostracize it.' But luckily for this duck, 'things are going pretty well. The Mandarin is an aggressive duck and it’s asserting its dominance,' Barrett explained."

    https://nypost.com/2018/11/02/central-park-is-now-home-to-rare-colorful-mandarin-duck/
     

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