Aix galericulata

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is a perching duck species found in East Asia. Right now it can be found in small different places of the world. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female wood duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.

Aix galericulata

[Linnaeus 1758]

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Italian name: Anatra mandarina

Photos have been taken in northern Italy


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