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|Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl (Anatidae)|
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2021-06-18 Kongelundsområdet, Amager, Denmark
Female. Probably a young female due to the vaguely patterned breast. Also see 3537 for more photos from the day after.
2021-06-19 Kongelundsområdet, Amager, Denmark
Female. Probably young female due to the vaguely patterned breast and the buff-edged central tail feathers.
Not banded and able to fly, makes it a good candidate for a valid C-list observation.
Same as 3536.
I have little experience with the species, why it was interesting to see how long-tailed it is. This, probably, making it look bigger than it is. This day, standing on the brink of the water, picture 1, we didn't get on to it at first, thinking it was a larger duck, likely a young mallard. But of course only few other species has a short bill like this one has. Short bill, long tail and white trailing edge. For the next one.