mandarin duck


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mandarin duck

n.
An Asian duck (Aix galericulata) having brightly colored plumage and a crested head.

mandarin duck

n
(Animals) an Asian duck, Aix galericulata, the male of which has a brightly coloured and patterned plumage and crest

man′darin duck′


n.
a crested Asian duck, Aix galericulata, having variegated purple, green, chestnut, and white plumage.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mandarin duck - showy crested Asiatic duckmandarin duck - showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aix, genus Aix - wood duck and mandarin duck
Translations
kachnička mandarinská
References in classic literature ?
Through them the symbols of the mandarin duck and drake, the one-winged birds, the tree whose boughs are interwoven, are revealed.
Common coexisting ducks in our area include the spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha, mandarin duck Aix galericulata, and common teal Anas crecca.
"I hope everyone in their lifetime gets to see a Mandarin Duck - they are such an uplifting sight."
A Mandarin duck! First reported by Susan Zelek on Jan.
For example, the peach symbolizes longevity the pomegranate, fertility the mandarin duck, love the pine tree, eternal youth the peony, honor and wealth while a magpie perched on the branch of a plum tree indicates a lucky event that will happen soon.
It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.
These wild bird habitats are wintering sites of migratory waterfowl, including mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha), Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), and common teal (Anas crecca).
RSPB Conwy's male Mandarin Duck also drew in birdwatchers, while two Little Ringed Plovers are at RSPB Cors Ddyga, where two Bitterns have been booming and several Grasshopper Warblers have reeled their high-pitched song.
I'm not sure, but when I visited Korea the first time, I bought some wooden images of the Mandarin duck. The duck symbolizes marriage and good luck as I recall.
THERE was a time when we had to visit parks to see the spectacular mandarin duck.
One once-captive bird which has made its home in the wild in Northumberland is the Mandarin duck.