Mandarin Duck

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  • February 16, 2021
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Mandarin Duck

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Biodiversity

In news

  • Mandarin duck was recently spotted in the Maguri-Motapung beel (wetland) in Assam.

Important value additions 

  • It is considered the most beautiful duck in the world.
  • It is a small-exotic looking bird native to East Asia.
  • The migratory duck breeds in Russia, Korea, Japan and north-eastern parts of China.
  • It now has established populations in Western Europe and America too.
  • The duck, however, rarely visits India as it does not fall in its usual migratory route.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.

Maguri beel

  • The Maguri Motapung wetland is located close to the Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Upper Assam.
  • It is an Important Bird Area.

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