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Female Mandarin Duck

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Cute wildlife on Warwick's lake. I went here to solve problems and pray. See! I was always praying!!! Even while I was always drinking and always missing a church to which to belong.

Cute wildlife on Warwick's lake. I went here to solve problems and pray. See! I was always praying!!! Even while I was always drinking and always missing a church to which to belong.

There are various mutations of the Mandarin Duck found in captivity. The most common is the white Mandarin Duck. Although the origin of this mutation is unknown, it is presumed that the constant pairing of related birds and selective breeding led to recessive gene combinations leading to genetic conditions including albinism. (Wikipedia)

There are various mutations of the Mandarin Duck found in captivity. The most common is the white Mandarin Duck. Although the origin of this mutation is unknown, it is presumed that the constant pairing of related birds and selective breeding led to recessive gene combinations leading to genetic conditions including albinism. (Wikipedia)

The name of the Mandarinfish comes from its extremely vivid colouration, evoking the robes of an Imperial Chinese mandarin.  This one is about 2.5cm long! Ningaloo Reef, WA.

The name of the Mandarinfish comes from its extremely vivid colouration, evoking the robes of an Imperial Chinese mandarin. This one is about 2.5cm long! Ningaloo Reef, WA.

In Feng Shui, birds bring in auspicious energy. Interestingly, birds also have different beneficial meanings.  Example: Mandarin ducks, swans and geese represent romance and everlasting love

In Feng Shui, birds bring in auspicious energy. Interestingly, birds also have different beneficial meanings. Example: Mandarin ducks, swans and geese represent romance and everlasting love

Female Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) with young (Credit: Florian Möllers/naturepl.com)

Female Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) with young (Credit: Florian Möllers/naturepl.com)

North American Wood Duck pair..they mate for a season, and the female does the choosing of her partner.

North American Wood Duck pair..they mate for a season, and the female does the choosing of her partner.

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